Pottstown, PA asked in Personal Injury for Pennsylvania

Q: I was sexually assaulted 2 and a half years ago. Is a police report needed to sue for emotional distress?

I never filed a police report, but was preyed on by my friend's friend, having made it known I was not interested in sexual contact multiple times before going to sleep. He waited until I was asleep in my own bed, to "make his move." I suffer from PTSD and am seeing a therapist now, but struggle with work and other areas of my life since the incident.

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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  • Wyomissing, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: If you were under 18 you have until your 20th birthday.

However, if the person has no money, even if a suit were possible you would have nothing to collect on.

File a police report now. I would contact a womens shelter who can put you in touch with a group in the county where it happened so you can discuss pros and cons of doing that this late.

https://www.woar.org/

If your therapist isn't doing EMDR you may want to look into that as an adjunct to therapy.

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