If anyone, even someone you know, forces or coerces or manipulates you into sexual activity, it is wrong and against the law.
Sexual assault is any sexual contact or intercourse without consent. Consent cannot be given when a person is underage, asleep, intoxicated, or unconscious.
Child Sexual Assault/Abuse
In Wisconsin, no person under the age of 18 can consent to sexual intercourse, and no person under the age of 15 can consent to sexual contact. Child Sexual Assault/Abuse includes touching, exhibitionism, exploitation, pornography, and/or intercourse.
Sexual harassment is any unwanted attention that is sexual in nature. This includes physical gestures and verbal comments. Sexual harassment can be carried out by anyone, including peers, acquaintances, co-workers, coaches, and/or supervisors.
Sources: Sexual Assaults in Wisconsin, 2010, Office of Justice Assistance & False Reports: Moving Beyond the Issue to Successfully Investigate and Prosecute Non-stranger Sexual Assault, National Center for the Prosecution of Violence Against Women.