Promoting respect, preserving dignity
109th Airlift Wing Sexual Assault Prevention and Response: Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARCs) and Victim Advocates are available to assist victims (survivors) of sexual assault. The 109th Airlift Wing SARC serves as the single point of contact for integrating and coordinating sexual assault victim (survivor) care for members of the 109th AW. The SARC office is also responsible for providing Sexual Assault Prevention training throughout the Wing.
What constitutes a sexual assault or rape?
intentional sexual contact, characterized by use of force, physical threat or abuse of authority or when the victim does not, or cannot, consent. Sexual assault includes rape, 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 or spousal relationship or age of victim.
Failure by the victim to offer physical resistance does mean consent. Consent is not considered to be given if a person uses force, threat of force, coercion or when the victim is asleep, incapacitated, or unconscious.
Sexual assault is any sexual contact/act with a person without their consent.
Your rights as a victim:
As a Federal crime victim, you have the following rights:
- The right to be treated with fairness and with respect for your dignity and privacy;
- The right to be reasonably protected from the accused offender;
- The right to be notified of court proceedings;
- The right to be present at all public court proceedings related to the offense, unless the court determines that your testimony would be materially affected if you as the victim heard other testimony at trial;
- The right to confer with the attorney for the government in the case;
- The right to available restitution;
- The right to information about the conviction, sentencing, imprisonment, and release of the offender.