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Report a sexual assault while in the custody of law enforcement


PREA-Prison Rape Elimination Act

The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) establishes a zero-tolerance standard against sexual assaults and rapes of incarcerated persons. It is Public Law 108-79, signed in September 2003 by President Bush.

The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office supports the prosecution of persons who commit acts of sexual misconduct within its facility. The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Department of the Jail has developed uniform guidelines and procedures to reduce the risk of in-custody sexual assault and sexual activity. The Sheriff’s Office is committed to a zero-tolerance standard for sexual misconduct and sexual assault.


PREA Reporting Form

If you were the victim of a sexual assault while in the custody of any law enforcement agency or detention facility – or if you know of an incident of sexual assault of a person in the custody of any law enforcement agency or detention facility – we urge you to report the incident by using the e-mail form below. Your anonymity will be protected. If you fail to report an incident, you could be found to have acted with deliberate indifference towards the victim’s health and/or safety.

All reported incidents will be investigated. You will be contacted, but you may still remain anonymous.

This form is to be used ONLY to report sexual assaults while in the custody of any law enforcement agency, and is not for the use of reporting other crimes. To report other crimes please call 911 or the Sheriff's Office directly at (352) 955-1818


Reporting Person Information


First Name
Middle Initial
Last Name
Primary Phone
Secondary Phone

Incident Information

Describe the incident (be specific)
Who was the victim? How can we contact them?
Who was the suspect? Where could we contact the suspect?
When and where did the incident take place?

For more information contact the Alachua County Sheriff's Office Public Information Office, (352) 367-4050 or send us an email.

Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

This information is made available to the public and law enforcement in the interest of public safety.