Reporting Options

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

Restricted Reporting:
A victim may report a sexual assault without triggering an investigation. It is intended to give the victim time and control over the release of their information. Further, it also empowers the victim to make an informed decision about participating in the criminal process.

Unrestricted Reporting: Any report of sexual assault made through normal reporting channels (for example: reports to chain of command, Security Forces, and/or the Air Force Office of Investigation).

*Only the SARC and/or a Victim Advocate can accept a restricted report*

Get More Information

For more information on sexual assault prevention and response or the Air Force's Sexual Assault Response Coordinator Program, use the links here:

Special Victims' Counsel (SVC) - North East
MAJ Eric Augustine
Office (717) 861-2030
Cell (717) 679-5172

To Report Sexual Assault

If you need to talk, please call:
SARC Office: 401-267-3658
SARC Cell: 401-430-5520

The 143d Airlift Wing Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Coordinator provides full-spectrum advocacy for all victims. Anyone may contact the 143d SAPR Office.

After you contact the SARC Office, you may be assigned a trained Victim Advocate. Your Victim Advocate will explain reporting option, and may meet you at the hospital for a medical evaluation, treatment and examination. It is your option to accept or decline victim advocacy.

What is sexual assault?

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

Sexual Assault: Intentional sexual conduct, characterized by use of force, physical threat, 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, relationship, or age.

Consent: 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.