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Freedom from Sexual Violence

Event: Webinar – Prosecuting Intimate Partner Sexual Assault








Presented by John Wilkinson and Christopher Mallios, Attorney Advisors, AEquitas
Two-thirds of women who were physically assaulted by an intimate partner were also sexually assaulted by that partner. Perpetrators of intimate partner sexual assault derive power over their victims from diverse sources. They often use prior abusive conduct to control and compel their victims. They know and exploit their victims’ vulnerabilities to commit their crimes and prevent disclosures. Perpetrators also rely on the justice system’s belief in common domestic and sexual violence myths to escape accountability. To effectively counter these and other challenges, prosecutors must employ strategies that overcome the common dynamics upon which perpetrators rely.

This presentation will discuss the prevalence of, and common dynamics of, intimate partner sexual assault; will examine ways in which prosecutors, in partnership with other allied professionals, may need to expand their practices to adequately and holistically care for these victims; and will summarize the legal issues relevant to the prosecution of intimate partner sexual assault.

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