Multiple-Perpetrator Sexual Assualt

Also known as systematic sexual assault and sometimes called gang rape, it occurs when two or more perpetrators act together to sexually assault the same victim. This can include introducing others to participate in sexual activity against a victim’s will and/or without consent, and using the assault to introduce or reinforce membership in a group, such as a gang, sports team, or club.

It is often used to control, condition, or to “initiate” victims. This form of abuse may be repeated frequently and be perpetrated under the guise of a spiritual expression or initiation into a gang or other secret or selective group.