When there are different types of assaults you have to understand that the government just couldn’t put them all in the same cagatory. That’s why from my first post about assaults you have one, two, three, four and even fifth degree assaults and those are just against persons. According to the Minnesota Attorneys Assoication pg 4, you can also have other crimes such as unborn child that can be first, second, third degree assaults. You can also have criminal sexual conduct in the first, second, third, fourth or even fifth degree assault (pg 4). All of the examples I just listed from the Minnesota Attorneys Assiocation are different types of assaults that had happened to people or that people actually commit these crimes and get punished for them. Plus you have different types of assaults with weapons such as arson in the first, second, third, fourth or fifth degree. (pg 9) The most common type of assault is sexual assault.
What is sexual assault? “Sexual assault is forcing someone into sexual activity”. According to the DNA resource center, Sexual assaults take form in many ways. Such as rape, attempted rape or even unwanted sexual conduct. This can happen to anyone doesn’t matter on the age, race or gender. Every rape happens between 6-7 minutes. Only 49.6% of rapes have been reported to law enforcement. Why do you think people don’t report rapes to law enforcement?
Their was this boy named Lee and he was 16 at the time. He had just moved into a new neighborhood and didn’t have a lot of friends. He started going to a church and doing youth group work as well. That’s when Lee meet this other fellow named Adam. Now according to NSPCC “Adam offered gifts and car rides to Lee”. Lee had thought that he made a friend and felt good about it until all the sudden that changed so quickly. Things did eventually start to get weird when Adam would ask Lee to come over to Adam and his mom’s house. Adam kept trying to rub his fingers over Lee’s and kept trying to move closer to him on the couch. Adam also kissed Lee on the face and then the lips. Lee also told Adam to stop, and told “Adam that he hasn’t gay and liked girls”. Lee felt very uncomfortable and felt like he couldn’t talk to anyone about the situation that he had been in and happening to him as well. Finally, Lee did eventually move away but, no punishment was taking place for Adam for what he did. https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-we-do/childrens-stories-about-abuse/lees-story/
Tasha was another suriver of sexual assault. According to Rainn25 “she was assault on her college campus” https://www.rainn.org/survivor-stories/tashas-story After she got assaulted she did not report it because she heard about other sexual assaults on campus and they did nothing about it. Tasha felt like the college wasn’t helping her out by putting her into a safe environment. Her best friend and roommate at the time tried to get her to open up but, it didn’t work. Tasha kept saying the same thing that “she was angry and wanted to get back at the person that did this to me”.
In conclusion, the best way to support someone while going through this is to just listen. When you end up going through something like this, you are most likely to end up with PSTD, depression, anxiety, difficulty trusting others and lastly trying to put yourself back out there to date. There are support groups that you can go to talk or their is conuseling. Even after everything that you have been through you can still end up with enough courage to speak out and talk to others to help them get the help they need.
Minnesota Attorney’s Assoication