A sexual assault is defined as any unwanted physical contact, which can include touching, fondling, molestation or rape. Hundreds of thousands of people fall victim to sexual assaults each year, resulting in severe and permanent physical and emotional damages. Such assaults can take place in a variety of settings, including a school or university or a place of worship. The intense trauma associated with such assaults often leave the victim too ashamed and frightened to speak about their experience. However, there are people and organizations available to help. The most important thing to do is to report the incident to the proper authority and to seek immediate medical attention. Victims of assault may be able to file criminal charges and bring a civil lawsuit against the assailant, as well as any other parties who may be responsible for failing to take reasonable care to protect against the sexual assault.
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