Sexual Assault is any type of sexual contact in which a person is tricked, lured, bribed, or forced into without his/her consent. Victims are of any age, sex, race, and social class. It is NOT victim provoked or related to "uncontrollable passion". Sexual violence is primarily about aggression, power, and control. It is most often a felony crime and punishable by prison.
The mission of the Sexual Assault Program of Northern St. Louis County is to provide services to primary and secondary victims, with the ultimate purpose of preventing sexual violence.