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Date Rape: What is it, and what should I do if it happens to me?

 

Date rape occurs when someone you know (a date or acquaintance) forces you to have sexual intercourse against your will.

 

Date rape is a form of sexual assault, illegal in the State of Nebraska.

In Nebraska, sexual assault charges are defined as follows:

1st DEGREE SEXUAL ASSAULT – Any person who subjects another person to sexual penetration:

  • without consent of the victim, or

  • who knew or should have known that the victim was mentally or physically incapable of resisting or appraising the nature of his or her conduct

  • when the actor is nineteen years of age or older and victim is less than sixteen years of age.

2nd or 3rd DEGREE SEXUAL ASSAULT – Any person who subjects another person to sexual contact:

(If serious personal injury occurred to the victim, the sexual contact is considered 2nd Degree Sexual Assault. If the victim did not sustain serious personal injury, the sexual contact is considered a 3rd Degree Sexual Assault).

  • a. without consent of the victim, or

  • who knew or should have known that the victim was mentally or physically incapable of resisting or appraising the nature of his or her situation.

Prevention Ideas:

  1. Talk with each other. Let your date know what is OK and what is not OK. Listen to your partner. Do not proceed with sexual activities unless both parties clearly say “yes.”

  2. Avoid risky situations. This can include, but is not limited to, meeting someone new in a secluded location, becoming stranded at a party dependant on someone else for transportation, drinking or using drugs, and traveling to meet an internet acquaintance.

  3. Leave the situation if you feel in danger.

  4. Act immediately and tell your date that you do not want sex. Be direct and assertively say “No!”

  5. Avoid “Date Rape Drugs” – Never become separated from your drink, don’t accept open drinks from others, open the cans yourself, or drink from plastic bottles with lids.

  6. Request an escort. Call CATS, the campus escort service at 375-7777 for an escort across campus or from a parking lot to your residence hall.

  7. Learn to defend yourself. Sign up for a RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) class.

Getting Help:

  1. Go to a safe place and call a friend.

  2. Call your RA, Hall Director, or other trusted campus employee -OR-

  3. Call Haven House (375-4633) -OR-

  4. Call the WSC Counseling Center (375-7321) -OR -

  5. Call Campus Security (375-7216) -OR-

  6. Call the Wayne Police Department (375-2626)

  7. Wait for that person to arrive – do not shower, douche, change or destroy your clothing. This can be used as evidence.

  8. When your support person arrives, go to the hospital emergency room and explain what happened.

  9. Get counseling to help you cope with the experience and to determine the course of action you wish to take.

 

 

_________________________
Ron Vick, MA, LPC
Counselor / Academic Advisor
Int'l Student Advisor

 

 

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