I was only 14 years old when I was molested. We were alone in my friend’s basement for some reason, because I was only acquaintances with him, but not friends. He was very drunk and came at me just like many other girls. I kept saying no but it wasn’t forceful t never realized it was sexual assault until recently. He put his fingers inside me and rubbed my breasts, because I finally stopped saying no and felt helpless. I know he has done it to other girls, but they don’t realize that what he has done is a crime. If anything you feel has happened to you, please speak out. You may feel embarrassed, ashamed, guilty, or other emotions, and that is normal. But it is not your fault. If you tell someone, you may be able to stop the person from doing it again.
— Allison, age 18