The Kansas National Guard SAPR (sexual assault prevention and response) program is a resource made available to military members, adult dependents of military members, and DoD civilians to offer support services for sexual assault survivors regardless of when the assault occurred.
WHAT IS SEXUAL ASSAULT?
Sexual assault is a crime. It is defined as intentional sexual contact, characterized by use of force, physical threat, abuse of authority, or when the victim does not or cannot consent.
Sexual assault includes:
- Sexual Assault
- Aggravated/Abusive Sexual Contact
- Nonconsensual sodomy (oral or anal sex)
- Indecent assault (unwanted, inappropriate sexual contact or fondling) or attempts to commit these acts.
Sexual assault can occur without regard to gender, spousal relationship, or age of victim. It doesn’t matter if the sexual assault happened yesterday or 20 years ago, there is no statute of limitations on reporting a sexual assault in the DoD.
IF YOU EXPERIENCE A SEXUAL ASSAULT
- Try to get to a safe and secure location away from the perpetrator.
- If possible, do not shower, bathe, change clothes, brush teeth, eat/drink anything, or clean up the area where you were sexually assaulted.
- If you are in an emergency situation or need immediate medical attention, go to the nearest emergency room or call your local medical emergency number. Request a sexual assault forensic exam (SAFE) to preserve forensic evidence.
- For 24/7 SAPR support, contact the KSNG Sexual Assault Response Line: 785-438-0017
- You may choose to contact law enforcement. However, filing a restricted report will no longer be an option.