Sexual Assault is criminal conduct that falls well short of the standards America expects of its men and women in uniform and is a violation of our Air Force Core Values.
Sexual Assault is defined as intentional sexual conduct, characterized by use of force, physical threat or abuse of authority or when the victim does not or cannot consent. Sexual assault includes rape, nonconsensual sodomy (oral or anal sex), indecent assault (unwanted, inappropriate sexual contact or fondling), or attempts to commit these acts. Sexual assault can occur without regard to gender or spousal relationship or age of victim.
Consent shall not be deemed or construed to mean the failure by the victim to offer physical resistance. Consent is not given when a person uses force, threat of force, coercion or when the victim is asleep, incapacitated, or unconscious.
The Aviano Air Base SARC office provides a 24-hour, 7-day a week sexual assault response capability for all victims on the installation, and assigned geographically separated units.
After you contact the SARC office, you will be assigned a trained Victim Advocate. Your Victim Advocate will explain reporting options, and may meet you at the hospital for a medical evaluation, treatment and examination. It is your option to accept or decline victim advocacy.
Help is just a phone call away: If you have been sexually assaulted, please call the Aviano 24/7 SARC Response Helpline at DSN 314 632-7272 (SARC) or +39 0434 30 7272
AVIANO SARC 24/7 HOTLINE
DSN: 632‐SARC (7272)
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