Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault Prosecution
Washington County District Attorney's Office appreciates how difficult it can be for victims of sexual assault to come forward and believes that no one ever asks for or deserves to be sexually assaulted. Sexual assault is sexual contact without the victim's consent and it is never the victim's fault.

Sexual Assault Response Team
The Washington County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) is a coalition of 11 public and private community agencies working together to serve victims of sexual assault and to engage in educational activities to prevent sexual assault. SART consists of victim advocates, police detectives, forensic evidence specialists, forensic nurses, prosecutors and corrections officers. The SART meets regularly to ensure that sexual assault victims in Washington County receive the best quality treatment and service. The SART members also provide education to the community with a focus on awareness. Knowledge is power and increased citizen awareness of facts surrounding sexual assaults and the services available to victims will bring positive outcomes for victims and our community.