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106th Rescue Wing Sexual Assault Prevention and Response: Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARCs) and Victim Advocates are available to assist victims (survivors) of sexual assault. The 106th Rescue Wing SARC serves as the single point of contact for integrating and coordinating sexual assault victim (survivor) care for members of the 106th RQW. The SARC office is also responsible for providing Sexual Assault Prevention training throughout the Wing.
What constitutes a sexual assault or rape?
Sexual Assault: intentional sexual contact, characterized by use of force, physical threat or abuse of authority or when the victim does not, or cannot, consent. Sexual assault includes rape, nonconsensual sodomy (oral or anal sex), indecent assault (unwanted, inappropriate sexual contact or fondling), or attempts to commit these acts.
Sexual assault can occur without regard to gender or spousal relationship or age of victim.
Failure by the victim to offer physical resistance does mean consent. Consent is not considered to be given if a person uses force, threat of force, coercion or when the victim is asleep, incapacitated, or unconscious.
Sexual assault is any sexual contact/act with a person without their consent.
Your rights as a victim:
As a Federal crime victim, you have the following rights:
Unrestricted Report: Allows an eligible person who is sexually assaulted to access healthcare and counseling and request an official investigation of the allegation using existing reporting channels (e.g., chain of command, law enforcement, healthcare personnel, the SARC). When a sexual assault is reported through Unrestricted Reporting, the SARC shall be notified as soon as possible, respond, assign a SAPR VA, and offer the victim healthcare and a Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE).
DoDD 6495.01 Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program
Restricted Report: Allows sexual assault victims to confidentially disclose the assault to specified individuals (i.e., SARC, SAPR VA, or healthcare personnel), and receive healthcare treatment, including emergency care, counseling, and assignment of a SARC and SAPR VA, without triggering an official investigation. The victim’s report to healthcare personnel (including the information acquired from a SAFE Kit), SARCs, or SAPR VAs will NOT be reported to law enforcement or to the victim’s command, to initiate the official investigative process, unless the victim consents or an established EXCEPTION applies in accordance with State laws, or federal regulations.
Independent investigations are not initiated by the victim. If information about a sexual assault comes to a commander’s attention from a source other than a victim (victim may have elected Restricted Reporting or where no report has been made by the victim), that commander shall immediately report the matter to an MCIO, and an official (independent) investigation may be initiated based on that independently acquired information.
DoDI 6495.02 VOL 1 Sexual Assault Prevention and Response: Program Procedures
Dr. Leatra Tate, CIV
Sexual Assault Response Coordinator
Location: Bldg 345, Rm 49 (HAWC)
Office: (631) 723-7338 / Cell: (631) 603-8526