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Frequently Asked Questions

Should I tell the police?

That is a question only the victim can answer. It’s a personal choice that you, the victim, must feel comfortable making. These FAQs may help you decide what is right for you.

What will happen if I do?

A specially trained detective from MDPD’s Sexual Crimes Bureau will talk to you in confidence. They will guide you  through the Criminal Justice System, while investigating your case.

What will the Police think of me?

We will not judge you. You will be treated with sensitivity and respect.

I can't remember what happened so how can I tell the Police?

If you are worried or anxious and think something has happened to you, tell us.

What is a Victim Services Coordinator?

Victim Service Coordinators are available to all sexual assault victims. They offer emotional support during crisis and assist the rape survivor in obtaining needed services.

Will I have to go to court?

That will depend on the end result of your case. The detective and/or State Attorney’s Office will advise you about court procedures and hearing information.

I don't want to go to the police. Is there somewhere else I can go for help?

If you decide not to call the police, call someone – you will need support even if you choose to remain anonymous. Rape Hotline – (305) 585-RAPE (7273). You can visit the Roxcy Bolton Rape Treatment Center in confidence. They can provide you with medical treatment and ongoing support and advice.

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