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Turning Point provides sexual assault services to nine West Alabama counties: Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Sumter, Marengo, Pickens & Tuscaloosa counties.

"Sexual Assault" is a term that is  used to describe a class of involuntary sexual acts in which a person is threatened, coerced or forced to engage in against their will, or any sexual touching to which a person has not consented.

The National Center for Victims of Crime states that "sexual assault takes many forms including attacks such as rape, attempted rape, as well as unwanted sexual contact or threates.  Usually a sexual assault occurs when someone touches any part of another person's body in a sexual way, even through clothes, without that person's consent."

Sexual assault involves power and control.  Only partners with equal power can freely consent. 

  • An act of sexual assault occurs in the United States every 2 minutes
  • 68% of sexual assault are NOT reported to authorities
  • In approximately  4/5 of of sexual assaults, the perpetrator knows the victim
  • An estimated 47% of rapists are a friend or acquaintance of the victim
  • Around 1 in 3 women will be the victim of rape in her lifetime
  • Around 1 in 6 men will be the victim of rape in his lifetime