Rape victims may be forced through threats or physical means. In about 8 out of 10 rapes, no weapon is used other than physical force. Anyone may be a victim of rape: women, men or children, straight or gay.

Acquaintance Rape

Acquaintance assault involves coercive sexual activities that occur against a person’s will by means of force, violence, duress, or fear of bodily injury. These sexual activities are imposed upon them by someone they know.

Child Sexual Abuse

Sexual violence of children.

Drug Facilitated Sexual Violence

Drug facilitated sexual violence is the type of sexual violence in which drugs or alcohol are used to compromise an individual’s ability to consent to sexual activity.


Incest is the type of sexual contact that occurs between persons who are so closely related that their marriage is illegal (e.g., parents and children, uncles/aunts and nieces/nephews, etc.).

Male Sexual Violence

Men and boys are also the victims of the crimes of sexual violence, sexual abuse, and rape. In fact, in the U.S., over 10% of all victims are male.

Partner Rape

Partner rape includes sexual acts committed without a person’s consent and/or against a person’s will when the perpetrator is the individual’s current partner (married or not), previous partner, or co-habitator.

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that affects an individual’s work or school performance.

Stranger Rape

3 major categories include Blitz Sexual Assault, Contact Sexual Assault, and Home Invasion Sexual Assault. It is important for a victim of sexual assault to get medical attention, as soon as possible whether a victim decides to report to law officials or not. Many times after the horrible trauma a victim may change her mind and the DNA taken by a sane nurse will prove to be invaluable.

If you need immediate help call 911. You may also call The Illinois Valley Safe House Alliance at 541.592.2515.