Sexual Assault, often referred to as rape, is legally defined differently in each state. In New Jersey, the law defines sexual assault as "the penetration, no matter how slight, in which physical force or coercion is used or in which the victim is physically or mentally incapacitated". For the full definition of sexual assault please refer to.
Aggravated sexual assault is a 1st degree crime and carries up to 20 years in prison. Sex Offender Registration? If you are convicted of the above crimes, you will likely have to register as a sexual offender with the State of New Jersey. Time Limit to Report? None. There is no statute of limitations on reporting sexual assault in New Jersey.
In New Jersey, any person having reasonable cause to believe that a child has been subjected to abuse or acts of abuse should immediately report this information to the State Central Registry (SCR). If the child is in immediate danger, call 911 as well as 1-877 NJ ABUSE (1-877-652-2873). A concerned caller does not need proof to report an.
The Standards provide a set of fourteen protocols that prioritize the needs and concerns of sexual assault victims in New Jersey. Most importantly, the Standards ensure that victims are treated with respect and understanding in the days, weeks, and months after reporting an assault.
You have several options for reporting sexual assault: Call 911. If you are in immediate danger, dial 911. Help will come to you, wherever you are. Contact the local police department. Call the direct line of your local police station or visit the station in person. If you are on a college campus you may also be able to contact campus-based law.