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A person believes that she or he has been touched or violated in an unwanted, unsolicited, halakhically forbidden, and therefore abusive fashion. To report or not to report? Is there any reason in Judaism not to go to the police? Should Jewish law ever trump civil law in criminal matters? [Administrator's note: Related questions appear at:]

Click here for a(n) Orthodox answer by Rabbi Alan Yuter
Click here for a(n) Conservative answer by Rabbi Michael Panitz
Click here for a(n) Reform answer by Rabbi Mark Washofsky