Sexual Assaults or sex crimes are any involuntary sexual acts in which a person is threatened, coerced, or forced to engage against their will or any sexual touching of a person who has not consented. Outside of law, the term rape (“an assault by a person involving sexual intercourse with another person without that person’s consent”) is often used interchangeably with sexual assault, a closely related form of assault typically including rape and other forms of non-consensual sexual activity. The absence of consent defines the crime of sexual assault. The added unwanted penetration defines the crime as rape.
Acquaintance Assault – Involuntary, forced, coerced sexual act by someone the victim knows and has some type of relationship with such as family member, school, church, work, social associate.
Ascendant Assault – Ascendant perpetrator is a person in a position of dominance or controlling influence: in possession of power, superiority, governing or controlling influence such as clergy, teachers, someone in a parental role, bosses, employers, law enforcement personnel, military superiors. Someone who uses their position of authority to coerce, convince or threaten to engage someone in unwanted sexual acts. (Law of Ascendance)
1.Rape – Rape is a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse, penetration which is initiated by one or more persons against another person’s will without that person’s consent. The act may be carried out by physical force, coercion, abuse of authority or against a person who is incapable of valid consent, such as one who is unconscious, incapacitated, or below the legal age of consent.
2.Incest (Acquaintance Assault) – Incest is sexual activity between family members and close relatives. This may include sexual activity between people in a blood relations relationship, or related by affinity, such as members of the same household, step relatives, those related by adoption or marriage, or members of the same clan or lineage. Normally an ascendant assault. Incest is a crime! It doesn’t have to include rape but most times does include rape.
The incest continues to be prevalent in our society today. Not only is it taboo, it is a crime that destroys lives and destinies. Though there are laws against incest, it is hard to prove and convict the one committing the crime because of silence.In societies where it is illegal, consensual adult incest is seen by some as a victimless crime.
More information (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incest)
3.Child Sexual Assault (Ascendant Assault) – Child sexual abuse is a form of child abuse in which an adult or older adolescent abuses a child for sexual stimulation, asking or pressuring a child to engage in sexual activities (regardless of the outcome), indecent exposure of the genitals to a child, displaying pornography to a child, actual sexual contactgainst a child, physical contact with the child’s genitals, viewing of the child’s genitalia without physical contact, or using a child to produce child pornography. Often, sexual assault on a child is not reported by the child for several reasons:
- Children are too young to recognize their victimization or put it into words
- They were threatened or bribed by the abuser
- They feel confused by fearing the abuser but liking the attention
- They are afraid no one will believe them
- They blame themselves or believe the abuse is a punishment
- They feel guilty for consequences to the perpetrator
4.Pedophiles (Ascendant Assault) – Pedophilia is a sexual attraction to prepubescent children. It is a psychiatric disorder in which an adult or older adolescent experiences exclusive sexual attraction to prepubescent children, age 13 and younger. Age 13 is the cut-off point for prepubescence. A person who is diagnosed with pedophilia must be at least 16 years old, and at least five years older than the prepubescent child, for the attraction to be diagnosed as pedophilia. They have recurrent sexual urges towards and fantasies about prepubescent children that they have either acted on or which cause them distress or interpersonal difficulty.
- Most pedophiles are someone the child knows, such as a neighbor, teacher, coach, clergy, music instructor, orbabysitter. Family members may also be sexual predators.
- Often the pedophile is male and over 30 years of age, single or with few friends in his age group.
- Some have mental illness, such as a mood or personality disorder.
- They often talk or treat children like adults.
- They are often fascinated with children preferring child activities to adult oriented activities.
- They have hobbies that are child-like such as collecting popular expensive toys, building plane and car models.
- Pedophiles often have a specific age of child they target and then discard them once they become to old.
- A pedophile often has a special room for enticing.
- Target children of single parents.
- Target children having difficulties at home and pretends to be the caring adult the child is longing. Shows great interest in what interests the child, builds their self-esteem and gains their trust. He is always nearby when the child is in conflict with their parent(s).
- Targets vulnerable children, shy, handicapped, loners
5.Pederasty (Ascendant Assault) – Pederasty is a usually erotic homosexual relationship between an adult male and a pubescent or adolescent male. It is committed by men who have a love of boys, boy child lover.
6.Date Rape (Acquaintance Assault) – Date rape is forced sexual penetration by one or more parties during a social engagement or a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse, which is initiated by one or more persons against another person without that person’s consent. Date rape is an acquaintance rape. Date rape is a crime however very difficult to prosecute. Though difficult, going through the legal process to prosecute will help the case of any future victims of the same predator.
7.Human Trafficking – Human trafficking is the trade in humans, most commonly for the purpose of sexual slavery, prostitution, and forced labor or for the extraction of organs or tissues, including surrogacy and oval removal. It is the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation.
Human trafficking has international implications, as recognized by the United Nations in the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially women and children (the Trafficking Protocol). The Trafficking Protocol is the first global, legally binding instrument on trafficking in over half a century, and the only one with an agreed-upon definition of trafficking in persons. It is to protect and assist human trafficking’s victims with full respect for their rights as established in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
8.Clergy Abuse (Ascendant Assault, Acquaintance Assault) – Sexual abuse occurs when a person within a ministerial role of leadership (lay or clergy, pastor, educator, counselor, youth leader, teacher or other position of leadership), “engages in sexual contact or sexualized behavior with a congregant, client, employee, student, staff member, coworker, or volunteer.” Engaging in such an act is an abuse of his or her authority whether the individual was a child or an adult and whether the individual consented or not.
9.Military Sexual Assault (Ascendant Assault, Acquaintance Assault ) – Sexual assault or rape of a serviceman or servicewoman by one or more servicemen or service women . Sexual assaults occurred at an average of more than 70 per day in the United States military during 2012, according to an annual report by the U.S. Department of Defense. Reports of sexual assault in the military rose during October 2011 through September 2012 by 6 percent from the prior year. A total of about 26,000 service members said they experienced unwanted sexual contact in 2012, nearly 7,000 more than in 2010, when about 19,300 members of the military reported inappropriate sexual contact. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/07/military-sexual-assaults-2012_n_3230248.html)
10.Sexual Blackmail (Ascendant Assault) – Sexual blackmail is forcing someone to engage in sexual acts by threats or extortion. Some types of sexual blackmail are threatening to expose something of a secret and sensitive nature, physical harm or danger to the victim or a loved one, negative academic, employment or ascendant consequences, etc.
11.Marital Rape, Spousal Sexual Assault (Acquaintance Assault) – is any involuntary sexual act in which a spouse is threatened, coerced, or forced to engage against their will. Rape in marriage was not considered a crime until recently. The criminalization of marital rape in the United States started in the mid-1970s and by 1994 marital rape became a crime in all 50 states, under at least one section of the sexual offense codes. State laws vary.
12.Elder Sexual Assault (Ascendant Assault) – Elderly sexual assault is victimization of persons over the age of 60, most of whom suffer from decreased functionality, frailty, and weakness and therefore are reliant on caretakers. Only 30% of people age 65 or older who are victimized report it to the police. The most common assailants are caretakers, adult children, spouses and fellow facility residents. Signs that an elder is being assaulted include increased vaginal tearing, bleeding, bruising, infection, pelvic injury, soft tissue or bone injury. Also, an altered mood might be an indication of sexual assault. These symptoms include extreme agitation, post-traumatic stress disorder, withdrawal, panic attacks, STDs, exacerbation of existing illness, sleep disturbances, longer recovery times.
a.Who is at risk?
- The majority of identified victims are women; however older men have been sexually abused in both domestic and institutional settings.
- Persons with physical or cognitive disabilities
- Persons who lack social support and are isolated
b.What are the indicators? (Indicators are signs or clues that abuse has occurred.)
- Physical indicators may include injuries or bruises.
- Genital or anal pain, irritation, or bleeding
- Bruises on external genitalia or inner thighs
- Difficulty walking or sitting
- Torn, stained, or bloody underclothing
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Behavioral indicators are ways victims and abusers act or interact with each other.
- Inappropriate sex-role relationship between victim and suspect
- Inappropriate, unusual, or aggressive sexual behavior
(e.g. inappropriate or unusual behavior may signal dementia or drug interactions) and no single indicator can be taken as conclusive proof. )
13.Sexual Assault of the Disabled (Ascendant Assault) – Abuse, assault or rape of a person who is persons crippled, injured, or incapacitated. Little information is available on the risks for people living with disabilities. The risk for women with disabilities (internationally) is anywhere from two to ten times greater than that found in the general population. People with disabilities experience both domestic and sexual violence at higher rates than people who do not have a form of disability. Some of the grim statistics available include the following:
- 83% of women with disabilities will be sexually assaulted in their lives
- A mere 3% of sexual abuses involving people with developmental disabilities are ever reported
- 50% of girls who are Deaf have been sexually abused compared to 25% of girls who are hearing
- 54% of boys who are Deaf have been sexually abused in comparison to 10% of boys who are hearing
- Women with a disability are far more likely to have a history of undesired sex with an intimate partner – 19.7% vs. 8.2%
Approximately 80% of women and 30% of men with a form of intellectual disability have been sexually assaulted – half of these women have been assaulted more than 10 times
Mental Disability and Sexual Assault – A person with a form of mental disability, like anyone else, has the potential to face abuse at the hands of someone who is familiar or a stranger. People who experience forms of intellectual disabilities have certain added vulnerabilities; others with bad intentions may perceive them as, ‘easy targets.’ Abusers think that because a person experiences an intellectual disability they will not be heard or believed by others. More Info – http://www.disabled-world.com/disability/sexuality/assaults.php
14.Prison Rape & Sexual Abuse – Prison rape and sexual assaults is forced sexual assaults of a prisoner whether it is by other prisoners or the prison staff. In woman prisons the inmates are raped by both staff and other prisoners. In male prisons sexual assault target is usually the young prisoners, the soft violation prisoners, LGTB prisoners. Juvenile facilities and LGTB inmates have the highest percentage of assaults, 12%-15% as compared to 3.2% – 4% of other inmates. Some prison rapes are aascendant assaults.
15. Social Media/Internet Sex Crimes – Social media sexual predators do exist and are a very real threat. They target both boys and girls of all ages and use the anonymity of the Internet to their advantage since they can be whomever they want. Many are master manipulators with skills that can cripple any child’s sense of awareness. This is known as the grooming process and predators look for children that are more technically savvy than their parents.
They look for children that are emotionally vulnerable which can be related to personal issues derived from problems at school or home. They use these issues to befriend the victim and empathize with them while building a pseudo friendship and trust. If a child indicates frustration with parents or teachers at school, the predator might suggest the child’s parents are way too strict or their teacher is being unfair. This plays right into the adolescent mind as they look for someone to validate their feelings. http://www.familysafecomputers.org/predators.htm
16.Psychological Sexual Assault – is a form of sexual abuse caused by a person being subjected to, exposed to another person’s behavior that may result in psychological trauma, including fear, anxiety, chronic depression. It is often associated with situations of secrecy, power, control such as harassment, stalking, bullying, mind games and gaslighting
17. Visual Sexual Assault – voyeurism and exhibitionism, When someone is forced to watch private sexual acts or when someone exposes him/herself in public.
18. Genital Mutilation – Genital mutilation is the practice of removing some or all of the female genitalia. It is also known as female circumcision. It practiced in many third world countries for various reasons such as religion, honor and preservation for marriage. It is a traumatic, physically painful and dangerous practice. The most common type of Female Genital Mutilation is the removal of the clitoris and the labia minora.
19. Pornography – Pornography is advocate suppressing pornography because it perpetuates gender stereotypes and promotes violence against women. Child pornography is a crime.
20. Forced Prostitution – The business or practice of being forced, coerced or threatened to engage in sexual activity in exchange for payment of money, goods, services, or some other benefit agreed upon by the transacting parties.