Maximum Sentencing For All Sexual Assault Offenders - Michigan

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DETROIT SLUT WALK’S STATEMENT FOR SURVIVORS

Detroit Slut Walk’s Official Mission is to petition for the MAXIMUM sentencing for all violent sexual assault offenders, as we fight to defend the survivors of rape, assault, and domestic violence. Such a demand serves as critical as research display the following:
• 54% of sexual assault survivors are between the ages of 18-34
• 20% of women in higher education face some sort of sexual violence
• 1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime.
• Only a small portion of violent sexual offenders serve the highest amount of sentencing, which leads to an exponential amount of survivors not reporting their assaults. **
 
Taking into account such trends, in combination with the numerous counts of violence against members of the LGBTQIA community, it is up to us to raise our voices and tell our governments that such violence and silencing will not be tolerated. Our actions here, alongside the various actions from our Freedom Summer Initiative, are just the beginning as we pressure our government officials to consider all the facts and take action towards ensuring that all survivors receive the justice they deserve.


By making maximum sentencing mandatory it will deter future assaults, keep those convicted from assaulting more people, and give true justice to sexual assault survivors.

Our justice system does not stand with survivors in the way it should so we demand maximum sentencing for all violent sexual assault offenders.


**All statistics quoted from rain.org/statistics/victims-sexual violence and The National Sexual Abuse Hotline