Sexual violence is broadly defined as any forced, tricked, or coerced sexual activity.
It includes these types of offenses:
Unwanted, usually repeated, sexually explicit statements, gestures, or physical contact. It covers a broad range of activities such as pinching or grabbing body parts, sexually explicit gesturing, pressuring a person for sexual favors, making sexually suggestive sounds or remarks, sending sexual texts, messages, or e-mails, and leaving unwanted sexual comments or posts on social media.
Showing one's private parts to another or when a person is tricked, forced, or bribed into showing their own private parts to another. Flashing, "Peeping" activities, and making someone view sexual activity or exposing them to sexually explicit materials via videos, websites, or magazines, are also considered exposure.
Touching someone’s private parts or being made to touch another person’s private parts, without consent, over or under clothing.
Inserting a part of one’s body or any other object into another person's body openings (such as their vagina, mouth, or anus) without consent, or being made to do this to another person. Rape is a form of penetration.
If you’ve been a victim of any of these types of sexual violence, call the Sex Abuse Treatment Center’s (SATC) 24-hour hotline at 808-524-7273 for help.