sexual assault

Definitions of sexual assault
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n a statutory offense that provides that it is a crime to knowingly cause another person to engage in an unwanted sexual act by force or threat

“most states have replaced the common law definition of rape with statutes defining sexual assault
Synonyms:
sex crime, sex offense, sexual abuse
Types:
molestation
the act of subjecting someone to unwanted or improper sexual advances or activity (especially women or children)
date rape
rape in which the rapist is known to the victim (as when they are on a date together)
carnal abuse, statutory rape
sexual intercourse with a person (girl or boy) who has not reached the age of consent (even if both parties participate willingly)
Type of:
regulatory offence, regulatory offense, statutory offence, statutory offense
crimes created by statutes and not by common law

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