GySgt. Monica Cervantes
Uniform Victim Advocate
Sgt. Hosanna Feraud
Uniform Victim Advocate
Sexual assault is a crime that will not be tolerated; it impedes a unit or members’ morale effectiveness, efficiency, and impairs the ability of the Marine Corps to function smoothly. 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.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Sexual Assault is the intentional sexual contact, characterized by use of force, physical threat or abuse of authority or when the victim does not or cannot consent.
Consent is to give approval. Consent shall not be deemed or construed to mean the failure by the victim to offer physical resistance. Consent is not given when a person uses force, threat of force, coercion or when a victim is asleep, incapacitated, or unconscious.
Forcible Sodomy is the unnatural carnal copulation with another person of the same of opposite sex done by force and without the consent of the other person.
Rape is (generally) sexual intercourse by a person, executed by force and without consent of the victim.
Impaired is being in a less than perfect or whole condition such as disabled or functionally defective, or intoxicated by alcohol.
Restricted – the command is made aware of an incident being reported but does not know any details of the incident (to include the victim’s name, unit, or gender); an investigation is not initiated and the attacker is not pursued. A Restricted report can be changed to an Unrestricted report at any time the victim chooses.
Unrestricted – the command is made aware of an incident being reported and knows all details (to include the victim’s name, unit, and gender); an investigation is initiated and the attacker is pursued. An Unrestricted report can never be changed to a Restricted report.
The Victim Legal Counsel Organization (VLCO) will provide dedicated legal advice and representation to victims of sexual assault and other crimes, in order to help protect victims’ rights at all stages of the military justice process.”(MARADMIN 583/13)
MCO 1752.5B – Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program
MARADMIN 130/13: NATIONAL OBSERVANCE OF SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH
SgtMaj Barrett of the Marine Corps addressing sexual assault prevention and response within the Marine Corps in support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), and its 2013 theme of "We own it. We solve it--together."
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office
Military One Source
For emergencies, dial 911 immediately.
DoD Sexual Assault Helpline (877)995-5247
Camp Pendleton 24/7 Sexual Assault Helpline (760)500-1707
H&S BN Chaplain (760)725-9813 or (760)725-5322
MCI-West SARC (Mon-Fri 0730 to 1600) (760)725-4460, (760)725-6048
MCI-West SARC (After Working Hours) (760)717-9605, (760)717-8694