After you contact the police, you will need to give them a statement in your own words about what happened to you, including a description of the offender and where the attack happened. You will be asked to sign the statement. If later you remember other information, you should call the police to amend your statement.
You should be careful not to wash or throw out any items related to the assault. You should tell the police about them because they may need to collect these items, including clothing or linens, as evidence. The police may need to contact you during their investigation. Arrests do not always happen quickly, or at all.
Someone from the prosecutor’s office (a prosecutor or an investigator) may contact you after the offender is arrested. You also may be contacted by an OVS Victim Services Advocate who can provide you information regarding your rights and case information.