Types of Sexual Violence

    Sexual Violence is any sexual contact performed against your will or where your consent is gained by the threat or acts of violence. The crime of sexual violence impacts all of us—our family members, our friends, and our neighbors. Sexual violence includes all sexual acts meant to harm, humiliate, control, and/or intimidate.


Acquaintance Rape - Rape by an individual known to the victim (friend, coworker, etc.), is the most common form of rape

Child Sexual Abuse - Engaging in sexual activity with a child

Hate Crimes - Victimization of an individual based on race, religion, national origin, ethnic identification, gender or sexual orientation.

Incest - Sexual assault by a relative.

Partner Rape - Sexual acts committed against the will of a current partner, past partner, or cohabiter

Sexual Exploitation by Helping Professionals - Sexual contact of any kind by a helping professional (doctor, therapist, teacher, priest, etc.).

Drug Facilitated Sexual Violence - Use of drugs or alcohol to compromise an individual's ability to consent to sexual activity.

Sexual Harassment - Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. 

Stalking - Intentional and repeated behaviors that place a person in reasonable fear for his/her safety.

Stranger Rape - Sexual assault by an unknown assailant.

Gang Rape - Occurs when more than one person sexually assaults an individual. 

Human Trafficking - Trade of human beings as possessions (prostitution or forced labor). 



Sexual violence is a crime of power and control, not a desire for sex!!

Centers Against Abuse & Sexual Assault

P.O. Box 996

Spencer, Iowa 51301


Office Number: 712-262-4612

Fax Number: 712-262-7616


                     Buena Vista: 712-732-8120

                     Calhoun: 712-363-5713

                     Carroll: 712-363-5713

                     Cherokee: 712-225-5003

                     Clay: 712-262-4612

                     Crawford: 712-363-5483

                     Dickinson: 712-362-3200                      

                     Emmet: 712-362-3200 

                     Ida: 712-225-5003

                     Lyon: 712-363-5686




County Office Numbers

                      Monona: 712-363-5483

                      O'Brien: 712-262-4612

                      Osceola: 712-363-5686

                      Palo Alto: : 712-262-4612

                      Plymouth: 712-363-5488

                      Pocahontas: 712-732-8120

                      Sac: 712-363-5713

                      Sioux: 712--363-5686

                      Woodbury: 712-255-2432




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