It is never too late for a victim to talk to the police about a sexual assault. If a police report is made, an officer or detective will be assigned to the case. After investigating, the police should send it to the prosecuting attorney’s office. The prosecutor will review the report and decide whether to file criminal charges. The prosecutor may also wish to talk to the victim. The victim is free to decide whether or not to participate in the investigation process. Most of the time, the victim should be able to bring a support person with him or her when talking to the police or prosecutor.