What If You Are Raped

Victims of sexual assault have the right to have an advocate accompany them through medical, legal, police, prosecutor, and court proceedings or interviews, per RCW 70.125.060.

Call 911 to Report the Assault

Cleaning

Do not bathe or douche. It is vitally important to preserve any DNA evidence.

Appearance

Do not change your physical appearance.

Save

Save clothing and items involved. There may be DNA evidence that needs to be preserved.

Additional Evidence

Preserve any evidence even if you think it is not important. It may be important to investigators.

Medical Attention

Seek medical attention to check for injuries, test for sexually transmitted diseases, test for pregnancy.

Write It Down

Write down what you remember about the assailant, even though you want to erase the crime from you memory. Any information in hard copy is valuable information.