The Experience of Sexual Assault

  title={The Experience of Sexual Assault},
  author={Laura M. Monroe and L. M. Kinney and M. Weist and Denise Spriggs Dafeamekpor and J. Dantzler and M. W. Reynolds},
  journal={Journal of Interpersonal Violence},
  pages={767 - 776}
  • Laura M. Monroe, L. M. Kinney, +3 authors M. W. Reynolds
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Interpersonal Violence
  • A statewide assessment was conducted of assaults, experiences, needs, and recommendations of 125 adult victims receiving care at 19 sexual assault centers (SACs) in the State of Maryland. More than one half of the victims (55.6%) waited years before disclosing, with delays in reporting especially likely if the assault was perpetrated by a family member (the most frequent perpetrators at 42.4% of respondents). About one half of the victims (51.3%) had been previously sexually assaulted, yet only… CONTINUE READING
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