One of the most serious sex crimes a person can commit is the act of date rape. Recent headlines across the United States have people talking about what is referred to as "Date Rape". indecent assault Essentially what people mean when they use this term is that the victim knows the offender because they have been in a sexual relationship before. It is a misconception people have that if a prior sexual relationship has occurred, the individuals cannot be charged with rape. In order for it to be considered rape consent to the act must not have been given. Every sexual act must have consent from both parties, regardless if one individual has consented in the past. The term "date rape" has been heavily associated with people attending universities. There have been tons of campaigns on universities across the United States about the importance of receiving consent every time a sexual act occurs regardless of prior sexual history between the two individuals.