Sexual Assault and Rape

8 Things You Should Know About Rape

Someone is sexually assaulted or raped in the United States every two minutes. While sexually violent crimes may be prevalent, many misunderstandings continue regarding these crimes and what actually constitutes as rape. Rape is defined as a type of sexual assault that usually involves sexual intercourse or some other form of sexual penetration that is… read more

8 Things You Should Know About Sexual Assault

Sexual assault is defined as an act in which a person touches another person, in a sexual way, without consent. It may include any type of coercion into a sexual act or physically forcing a person to engage in a sexual act against their will. There are many different types of sexual assault, ranging from… read more

What’s the Difference Between Sexual Assault and Rape?

Read through the news headlines and you’re sure to come across stories of sexual assault and rape. Each year in the United States, there are approximately 321,500 victims (12 years or older) of sexual assault and rape, according to RAINN, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network. While both sexual assault and rape have similarities,… read more

Were you assaulted at Massage Envy?

News outlet BuzzFeed.com recently reported that more than 180 women have allegedly been victims of sexual assault at Massage Envy.  Massage Envy is a national chain of massage parlors that bills itself as an outlet for those with busy lives.  Recently, though, hundreds of women have alleged that therapists at the chain violated their bodies…. read more

Can a Rape Victim Sue the Attacker?

Sexual assaults occur at a much too frequent rate.  Frequently, victims have to consider whether to sue the attacker.  And, absolutely, a victim has the right to sue the attacker.  Unfortunately, most attackers do not have the funds to pay a judgment or verdict. Sadly, it is not just the attacker who is responsible for… read more