Sexual Assault Awareness Day 29

If you've been assaulted - seek help. Go to the hospital. A medical exam can be done and evidence can be collected even if you are not sure you want to talk to the police. There is NO CHARGE for any of this, your insurance will not be charged. Your kit will be stored in case you choose to report to the police at a later date. Iowa is one of the few states in the nation that stores kits for the entire length of the statute of limitations - 10 years. If you have had evidence collected, it can be processed and charges can be filed up to 10 years after the assault occurs (or 10 years after the victim turns 18 if they are a minor when the assault occurs). It truly is never to late to tell someone about an assault.