“It is true rape is a most detestable crime, and therefore ought severely and impartially to be punished… but it must be remembered that it is an accusation easily to be made and hard to be proved, and harder to be defended by the party accused, tho never so innocent.”

- Sir Matthew Hale, a chief justice of the court of the King’s bench of England, 1676.

Where can I find additional resources?

You can find more information through the following organizations:

  •  The National Domestic Violence Hotline. 
    Visit Website | call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) | 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)
  • The Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN). 
    Visit Website | call 800-656-HOPE (4673)
  • National Sexual Violence Resource Center. 
    Visit Website | call 1-877-739-3895
  • Texas Department of Criminal Justice Victim’s Rights Services
    Visit Website
  • Love is Respect.
    Visit Website | call 1-866-331-9474 | Text loveis to 22522