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Legal Information: Oregon
What is a sexual abuse protective order?
Similar to a restraining order to prevent abuse, a sexual abuse protective order ("SAPO") is a civil court order that can protect you if you are the victim of sexual abuse (including sexual assault, rape, sodomy) and you fear for your safety. Unlike a restraining order to prevent abuse, to qualify for a sexual assault protective order you cannot have a family or household relationship with the abuser.1 Note: If you are the victim of sexual abuse or sexual assault and are in a family or household relationship with the abuser, you may qualify for a restraining order to prevent abuse.
1 ORS § 163.763(1)
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