What to do if I recently learned that when my friends and I were drinking, I was passed out in my bed and my “friends” took my clothes off?

I had friends over at my house when my parents were out of town. We were drinking. I was ready to pass out so, my guy friends asked me to take some more shots. I passed out in my bed. According to the rumor, they stripped me off my clothes, took pictures and touched me. When I confronted them, they told me I took off my clothes and they took a picture and only one person saw. But I’m hearing the exact opposite. I heard about it this week; it happened a few months ago. Would I get in trouble? Can I make a case? Who should I go to? I have no one to tell. I’m 16. I don’t have much evidence.

Asked on December 2, 2011 under Criminal Law, Kentucky

Answers:

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you were in a situation where you believe that you may have been sexually assaulted but cannot remember what happened, I suggest that you consult with a health care practioner first over what happened and have a medical examination. What is discussed between you two would be privileged under the doctor patient privilege.

You might also wish to consult with a guidance counselor at school and your parents as well for direction in getting the situation you are in resolved to an extent. Furthermore, you and your parents may wish to consult with a personal injury attorney on the best way to try and get the situation you are in sorted out.

 


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