For those who have been sexually assaulted, gathering DNA evidence is incredibly important. It massively increases the odds of finding the person who committed the assault, and DNA evidence stands up well in court.
People often don't realize just how common sexual assault is, which is problematic because it means those who are victimized may wrongly feel like they are alone, and because those who haven't been victimized may not think it's that large of a problem in the modern United States.
No matter the circumstances, sexual assault is a terrible thing and it should be treated very seriously. Over recent years, data has shown that a large percentage of the population, men and women alike, are victims of various types of sexual assault.
Despite how common sexual assault remains today, there are some very common misconceptions about it that people often buy into. Below are a few of these misconceptions and the realities.