1125 Locust St.
(816) 234-5220 Office
(816) 889-6032 FAX
Sex Crimes are about power and control and are often reported later because the victim feels scared or ashamed. Sex Crimes are one of the most under-reported crimes.
The Sex Crimes Section handles all reported ADULT (17 years of age and older) sex crimes whose victims are heterosexual or same sex. These crimes include:
• Indecent Exposure
• Invasion of Privacy (peeping tom)
• Sexual Assault
• Sexual Misconduct
• Stalking (sexually based)
Definitions of the nature of these crimes are:
• Rape - sexual intercourse with another person by the use of forcible compulsion.
• Sexual Assault- sexual intercourse with another person knowing that the victim is unconscious, (i.e. drugged, intoxicated or sleeping).
• Sexual Misconduct- any form of sexual activity or sexual contact including harassment, which is unwanted that occurs as a result of intimidation, threat of force, use of force or other coercive behavior or which occurs without consent.
• Sodomy - (Copulation other than vaginally) Deviant sexual intercourse with another person by the use of forcible compulsion.
• Stalking - a pattern of repeated, unwanted attention, harassment and contact.
Alcohol is the number one drug used in perpetrating a sexual assault. Also included are drugs such as; Rohypnol, Ketamine Hydrochloride and Gamma Hydroxy Butyrate, better known as GHB. There are many factors that make these drugs desirable to sexual predators. The drugs are virtually undetectable; they are tasteless, odorless and colorless. Date rape drugs are easily slipped into drinks and food and are very fast acting. They render the victim unconscious but responsive with little or no memory of what happens while the drug is active in their system. The drugs also make the victim act without inhibition, often in a sexual or physically affectionate way. Like most drugs, date rape drugs render a person incapable of thinking clearly or of making appropriate decision.
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If you have any information regarding a sex crime, please call the Sex Crimes Section at (816) 234-5220 or the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS (8411).