If you chose to report a sexual assault to the police you should do so as soon as possible. In many cases, the ability to catch and prosecute the offender depends upon it. The hospital staff or sexual assault counselor can contact the police for you, or you may contact them yourself.

You cannot be requested or required to take a lie detector test by any police department, prosecutor or investigator because you file a sexual assault complaint. [§54-86j]

Note: As a victim of sexual assault, you may be eligible for financial assistance from Office of Victim Services (OVS). If you have disclosed the assault to a healthcare provider, advocate, or certain other professionals, this may be considered instead of a police report to meet the OVS Compensation Program eligibility requirements. [§54-209]