Sexual assault is a criminal act and will not be tolerated. The Marine Corps’s goal is to eliminate sexual assaults within the Corps and to assist those Marines, Sailors, and military dependents over 18 affected by sexual assault. (MCO 1752.5C)
The Marine Detachment Fort Leonard Wood Missouri Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program provides 24/7 support and advocacy to all active duty Marines, Sailors, and military dependents who are victims of sexual assault.
What is Sexual Assault?
The term sexual assault is defined as intentional sexual contact, characterized by use of force, threats, intimidation, abuse of authority, or when the victim does not or cannot consent. Sexual assault includes rape, forcible sodomy (oral or anal sex), and other unwanted sexual contact that is aggravated, abusive, or wrongful (to include unwanted and inappropriate sexual contact), or attempts to commit these acts.
Consent means words or over acts indicating a freely given agreement to the sexual conduct at issue by a competent person. An expression of lack of consent through words or conduct means there is no consent.
Lack of verbal or physical resistance or submission resulting from the accused’s use of force, threat of force, or placing another person in fear does not constitute consent. A current or previous dating relationship by itself or the manner of dress of the person involved with the accused in the sexual conduct at issue shall not constitute consent.
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program (SAPR)
Serves all Marines, Sailors, and military dependents over 18. The Program addresses the prevention of sexual assault through awareness, education, and training. We also ensure that all Marines who are victims of sexual assault are “treated with dignity, sensitivity, and without prejudice” (MCO 1752.5C).