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Who is at risk for sexual assault?

Anyone can be at risk for sexual assault. This includes men, women, and children. In addition, sexual assault can occur in any type of relationship, including heterosexual and homosexual relationships. More commonly, sexual assault occurs between individuals who know each other, but sexual assault between strangers also occurs.

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