Was I Sexually Assaulted?

Feelings of guilt, shame and confusion are common after a traumatic sexual assault. But you can be sure about one thing: this was not your fault. Regardless of the situation – or whether drugs, alcohol or parties were involved — this should not have happened to you.

Under California law, consensual sexual activity requires “positive cooperation” by partners. A person who is intoxicated due to alcohol or drugs cannot legally consent to sexual contact, nor can someone who is developmentally disabled.

It was sexual assault if:

  • You did not give consent
  • You were too intoxicated from alcohol or drugs to give consent
  • Your attacker used rohypnol (“ruffies”) or any other drug for the purposes of lowering your inhibitions
  • Any type of unwanted touching occurred

It can still be sexual assault if you:

  • Knew your attacker
  • Are related to your attacker
  • Have previously consented to sexual acts with your attacker
  • Are in a relationship with your attacker

Sort Through Your Emotions

If you’re still feeling a mixture of emotions over the situation, call the Center for Community Solutions at 1 (888) 385-4657. Compassionate staff is available 24 hours a day to help you sort through your feelings and decide the best course of action.

Seek Justice

Regardless of whether your attacker is ever charged with a crime, Jessica Pride can help you get justice through the civil court system.  Whether it’s the individual attacker, the institution that employed him or any other entity that bears responsibility, Jessica will fight to get you the justice you deserve.

Speak With Jessica Today

To find out how Jessica can help you become a survivor, contact us at (619) 995-6829.