Regarding Sexual Assault

Special Information for Victims of Sexual Assault

The victim of sexual assault is a victim of violence. Regardless of the circumstances, rape is not the victim's fault. Under Article 56.06 of the Code of Criminal Procedure a medical examination for a victim is paid for by the police department, not the victim.

If you require immediate medical treatment, the 9-1-1 operator will arrange emergency medical treatment or transportation by ambulance to the hospital. All costs for transportation and medical treatment are the responsibility of the victim. You may be eligible for reimbursement of costs by applying for crime victim compensation.