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About Sexual Assault


Get Information About Sexual Assault

Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands is a comprehensive sexual assault services agency. Our team of highly trained staff and volunteers advocate for and support survivors of sexual assault and help the community to identify and prevent sexual violence. One of the best ways to prevent sexual violence is to talk about it with friends and family. Information here addresses common questions and concerns people have related to sexual and interpersonal violence.

Sexual Assault Overview

Sexual assault can take many different forms and be defined in different ways, but one thing remains the same: it’s never the victim’s fault.

Family and Friends of Survivors

It’s not always easy to know what to say when someone tells you they’ve been sexually assaulted, especially if they are a friend or family member. For a survivor, disclosing to someone they care about can be very difficult, so we encourage you to be as supportive and non-judgemental as possible.

Consent and Relationships

Consent is an agreement between participants to engage in sexual activity. When you’re engaging in sexual activity, consent is about communication—and it should happen every time.

SC Laws and Reporting

How does South Carolina define sexual assault crimes? Do you suspect that a child or elderly person is being sexually abused?

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Richland Office (Headquarters): 3830 Forest Drive, Suite 201, Columbia, South Carolina 29204​
Lexington Office: 711 East Main Street, Suite C, Lexington, South Carolina 29072
Sumter Office: 21 North Harvin Street, Sumter, South Carolina 29150
Clarendon Office: 16B North Brooks Street, Manning, South Carolina 29102
Newberry Office: 1530 Main Street, Suite 104, Newberry, South Carolina 29108