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Sexual Assault: Lindon City Resource Guide

What is Rape & Sexual Assault?

  • Sexual assault is ANY unwanted sexual act committed against a person's will.
  • Rape is forced sexual intercourse and is a crime of violence.
  • Rape and sexual assault can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere.


Sexual Assault Facts

  • Every 73 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted.
  • Individuals between the ages of 12-34 are at the highest risk for rape and sexual assault.
  • One in five women is the U.S. are victims of rape.
  • Individuals who have been sexually assaulted often suffer suicidal or depressive thoughts as a result from the abuse.


Sexual Assault Resources

  • The Refuge Utah
The Refuge Utah specializes in supporting victims of sexual assault. Resources include: crisis counseling, advocacy at the hospital, educational groups, and therapy groups.

1433 East 840 North
Orem, Utah 84097
(801) 227-5038


  • Utah Coalition Against
UCASA provides a variety of information regarding sexual assault examinations, kit tracking systems, community resources throughout Utah, other valuable sexual assault information and resources specifically available to college students.

Sexual Assault (UCASA)
284 West 400 North
Salt Lake City, Utah 84103
(801) 746-0404


  • Rape Recovery Center
The Rape Recovery Center offers services for survivors at all stages of the recovery process. The Rape Recovery Center offers specialized teams of advocates that provide trauma-informed services at a no cost.

2035 S. 1300 E.
Salt Lake City, Utah 84105
(801) 467-7282


Benefits of Receiving a Medical Exam

  • Victims of rape and sexual assault are encouraged to go to the hospital to receive a Medical Exam.
  • A SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) exam will be performed by nurses with specialty training. This exam offers medical care and evidence collection at no cost to the victim.
  • Sexual assault can affect your physical health. Victims may access treatment for any injuries, receive preventative treatment for STIs, and obtain emergency contraception.
  • By having a sexual assault kit collected, victims have more time to decide whether or not they want to report the crime. Having the evidence collected ensures it will be accessible if the victim decides to report the crime at a later time.
  • Victims have the option to keep their information private, and do not have to go through with an investigation unless they wish to.


Common Reactions to Sexual Assault

  • Feeling numb, dazed, shock, or disbelief.
  • Inability to cry.
  • Feelings of guilt or shame; feeling as if you did not do enough to stop the assault.
  • Feeling powerless, betrayed, or fearful.
  • Having flashbacks or nightmares.
  • Feelings of anger at oneself, at the assailant, or at friends and family for not understanding.

Whatever emotions you may be feeling, we are here to help. We urge you to reach out to the recommended resources to help you begin to heal both physically and mentally.