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Sexual Assault and Stalking

Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault is NOT YOUR FAULT!

Anyone can be a victim of sexual assault, regardless of your education, socioeconomic background, race, sexual orientation, or religion. Sexual violence occurs anytime a person is forced, coerced, and/or manipulated into unwanted sexual activity. Sexual assault or rape can be committed by anyone, including a spouse, boyfriend/girlfriend, family member, friend, acquaintance, or even a stranger. Sexual assault is defined as any sexual activity involving a person who does not or cannot (due to alcohol, drugs, or some sort of incapacitation) consent.

What is Sexual Assault?

Sexual assault is a crime motivated by a need to control, humiliate and harm. Perpetrators use sexual assault as a weapon to hurt and dominate others. Sexual assault is forced or coerced sexual contact without consent. Consent is the presence of a clear yes, not the absence of a no. It can take the form of:

  • Rape
  • Incest
  • Child Sexual Abuse/Molestation
  • Oral sex
  • Harassment
  • Exposing/flashing
  • Forcing a person to pose for sexual pictures
  • Fondling or unwanted sexual touching above and under clothing
  • Force which may include but is not limited to:
    • Use or display of a weapon
    • Physical battering
    • Immobilization of the victim

Dependent on where you are within our tribal jurisdiction, if you need a Sexual Assault Nurse Exam (SANE), please contact the closest facility available.

 

Within Our Boundaries:

Okmulgee: Muscogee (Creek) Nation Medical Center (918) 758-5114

Okemah: Muscogee (Creek) Nation Community Hospital (918) 758-5114

Tulsa: Hillcrest Medical Center (918) 744-7273

Muskogee: Kids Space (918) 682-3841

Close To Our Boundaries:

Ada: Ada Care Cottage (580) 992-6677

Chickasaw Nation Medical Center (580) 436-3980

McAlester: PC Care (918) 420-2273

Shawnee: Uzner Child Advocacy Center (405) 878-9597

For more information on Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s SANE Program click this link:
http://www.muscogeenation-nsn.gov/Pages/FamViolence/fvp_sane.html

Your Oklahoma Statewide SANE Map:
https://www.tulsapolice.org/content/tulsa-forensic-nursing-services/oklahoma-sane-programs.aspx

Stalking

STOP STALKING. It’s a crime.

Behavior wherein an individual willfully and repeatedly engages in a knowing course of harassing conduct directed at another person which reasonably and seriously alarms, torments, or terrorizes that person. While legal definitions of stalking vary from one jurisdiction to another, a good working definition of stalking is a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear.
Stalking is serious, often violent, and can escalate over time.

  • 7.5 million people are stalked in one year in the United States.
  • 15% of women and 6% of men have experienced stalking victimization at some point during their lifetime in which they felt very fearful or believed that they or someone close to them would be harmed or killed.
  • The majority of stalking victims are stalked by someone they know: 61% of female victims and 44% of male victims of stalking are stalked by a current or former intimate partner, 25% of female victims and 32% of male victims are stalked by an acquaintance.
  • About half of all victims of stalking indicated that they were stalked before the age of 25. About 14% of female victims and 16% of male victims experienced stalking between the ages of 11 and 17.
  • Approaching the victim or showing up in places when the victim didn’t want them to be there; making unwanted telephone calls; leaving the victim unwanted messages (text or voice); and watching or following the victim from a distance, or spying on the victim with a listening device, camera, or global positioning system were the most commonly reported stalker tactics by both female and male victims of stalking.[Matthew J. Breiding et al., “Prevalence and Characteristics of Sexual Violence, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence Victimization – National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, United States, 2011”, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Morality Weekly Report, Vol. 63, No. 8 (2014)]
  • 46% of stalking victims experience at least one unwanted contact per week.11% of stalking victims have been stalked for 5 years or more. [Katrina Baum et al., “Stalking Victimization in the United States,” (Washington, DC: Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2009).]

 

An Advocate is available 24-hours a day 7 days a week to speak with you and provide support. These services and support will be provided to you confidentially without judgment. Please contact us at (918) 732-7979. If you need assistance after hours, please contact Lighthorse Police at (918)732-7800 or (877) 547-3390 and ask to speak to the on-call Advocate.

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