One option is to report to the police in the area in which the abuse occurred. Expect to be asked about specific details, dates, locations, names, who else knew, who you have told, and any contact information of those involved. It is important to give as much detail as possible, but it is alright to say “I don’t know” or “I don’t remember.” It may also be pertinent to gather evidence. For example medical records, insurance billing copies, witnesses. You do not have to press charges when filing a police report.

It may be helpful to consider getting a Sexual Assault Forensic exam to collect evidence as well. A sexual assault forensic exam, sometimes known as a “rape kit,” preserves possible DNA evidence and receive important medical care. You don’t have to report the crime to have an exam, but the process gives you the chance to safely store evidence should you decide to report at a later time.

We are not lawyers, and the information on this website does not constitute legal advice. We encourage you to contact a lawyer to discuss your complaint or suit.