Acquaintance rape occurs when a person known to the victim has sexual contact with the victim without her consent. Legally, acquaintance rape carries the same penalties as sexual assault committed by a stranger. High school and college-aged women are the women most vulnerable to acquaintance rape. Boyfriends, friends and acquaintances of the victim commit the vast majority of sexual assaults on a college campus.
Find a crisis center near you.
ICASA member rape crisis centers are located across Illinois and provide services to approximately 98% of the state's population.
Contact with an ICASA center is completely confidential.
Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA)
100 North 16th Street, Springfield, IL 62703 USA
Phone: +1 217-753-4117 • Fax: (217) 753-8229
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