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Sexual Assault Defined

Sexual Assault is criminal conduct that falls well short of the standards America expects of its men and women in uniform and is a violation of our Air Force Core Values.

Sexual Assault is defined as intentional sexual conduct, characterized by use of force, physical threat or abuse of authority or when the victim does not or cannot consent. Sexual assault includes rape, nonconsensual sodomy (oral or anal sex), indecent assault (unwanted, inappropriate sexual contact or fondling), or attempts to commit these acts. Sexual assault can occur without regard to gender or spousal relationship or age of victim.

Consent shall not be deemed or construed to mean the failure by the victim to offer physical resistance. Consent is not given when a person uses force, threat of force, coercion or when the victim is asleep, incapacitated, or unconscious.

Reporting Options

The Air Force has instituted avenues for reporting sexual assault in the form of Restricted and Unrestricted Reporting.

Restricted Reporting allows sexual assault victims to confidentially disclose the assault to specified individuals (i.e., SARC, SAPR VA, Chaplains or healthcare personnel), and receive medical treatment, including emergency care, counseling, and assignment of a SARC and SAPR VA, without triggering an investigation. It is intended to give the victim (survivor) time and control over the release of their information. Further, it also empowers the survivor to make an informed decision about participating in the criminal process.

Restricted Reporting is available for: All Service members and their Dependents over the age of 18

Unrestricted Reporting is any report of sexual assault made through normal reporting channels (for example: reports to chain of command, security forces, and/or Air Force Office of Investigation). This reporting option triggers an investigation, command notification, and allows a person who has been sexually assaulted to access medical treatment and counseling.

Unrestricted Reporting is available for: All Service members and their Dependents over the age of 18, DoD Civilians and their Dependents over the age of 18 (MTF access and/or serving in an OS location), and Contractors (if supporting in a contingency location outside the continental United States)

Independent Reporting is an assault reported by someone other than the victim.

24/7 SAPR Support

KSNG 24/7 Response Line
785-438-0017

Other Contacts

190th ARW SARC
785-861-4280

184th WG SARC
316-759-7011

JFHQ SARC
785-646-0172

Victim Advocate Coordinator
785-646-0173

Victim Advocate Training Coordinator
785-646-0175

These numbers are not answered 24/7.

VA EASTERN KANSAS MILITARY SEXUAL TRAUMA CONTACTS

Topeka Gary Napier, CNS
785-350-3111 Ext. 52068
gary.napier3@va.gov 

Topeka Heather Jones, LSCSW
785-350-3111 Ext. 52076
heather.jones11@va.gov

Leavenworth Shelly Peterson, Ph.D.
913-682-2000 Ext.52452
shelly.peterson@va.gov

Leavenworth Dominic Bastinelli, LMSW
913-682-2000 Ext. 53270
dominic.bastinelli@va.gov

Individual and group psychotherapy services are provided at both the Topeka and Leavenworth Hospitals for men and women Veterans who have experienced Military Sexual Trauma (MST). There is an inpatient residential program at the Topeka hospital that provides services for MST. Service for MST is provided free of charge to qualified Veterans. Veterans may be qualified for MST services even if they are not qualified to receive other medical care from the VA.

https://www.topeka.va.gov/documents/VA_EKHCS_Mental_Health_Services_Guide.pdf

190th Wing App


Find more SAPR information and Coyote Care resources on the Wing app.

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