Acquaintance Rape


What is it?

Acquaintance or date rape means being forced or pressured into having sex by someone you know -- against your will, without having your consent.

 

How Does it Occur?

Acquaintance rape typically occurs when a woman is alone with a man. Alcohol and drugs are sometimes a significant factor. Mixed signals are another element.

 

Effects of Acquaintance Rape

 

Watch out for someone who:

 

What to do if it happens to you

 

Don't be a victim

*Information provided by the Greater New Haven Sexual Assault Crisis Services