sexual assault

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sexual assault

n.
1. Sexual penetration of a person without that person's consent or of a person incapable of consent; rape.
2. An instance of this.

sex′ual assault′


n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sexual assault - 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"
molestation - the act of subjecting someone to unwanted or improper sexual advances or activity (especially women or children)
ravishment, rape, assault, violation - the crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will
regulatory offence, regulatory offense, statutory offence, statutory offense - crimes created by statutes and not by common law
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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The man entered the room and "tried to sexually assault her", the woman then screamed and kicked him out of the room.
Our worst fear was realized when this kid came forward and said Stanley had attempted to sexually assault him.
He is one of two brothers, both policemen, who are accused of raping the Emirati girl in the Al Ain desert after she called them for help, saying she had been sexually assault by three other men.
It is reprehensible for a rapist or someone who would sexually assault a woman, or anyone who protects the bums who do, to become a leader of airmen.