Did you know that every 68 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted?  According to The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, 1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime (14.8% completed, 2.8% attempted). Women ages 18-24 who are college students are 3 times more likely than women in general to experience sexual violence. Females of the same age who are not enrolled in college are 4 times more likely. And in eight out of 10 sexual assaults, the perpetrator is someone the victim knows.

Eagle Eye reporters Jayla Bibbs and Noel Briere discuss date rape with a survivor.


Warning Signs of abuse include a partner who:

  • Attempts to cut you off from friends and family
  • Is extremely jealous or upset if you spend time away from them
  • Insults you, puts you down, says that you can never do anything right
  • Tries to prevent you from attending work or school
  • Tries to prevent you from making decisions for yourself
  • Destroys your property, attempts to harm your pets
  • Threatens to harm your children or take them away from you
  • Tells you that you are worthless and that no one else could ever love you
  • Controls your finances

Help is available

Call the National Sexual Assault Hotline. Call 800.656.HOPE (4763).

Consider therapy or other mental health support. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration(SAMHSA).

Malesurvivor.org: Designed for male survivors of sexual violence.

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE). 706.802.0580. This number reaches the on-call advocate to initiate a SANE.

Reinhardt University Office of Public Safety. Call  770.720.5911.

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