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, 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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"I thought he was a nice person and didn't think he was going to drug me and sexually assault me.
But he again tried to sexually assault her and asked her for sex.
But he again tried to sexually assault her and again asked her for sex.
A cleaner has gone on trial on the charge of using force to sexually assault a 14-year-old autistic boy in a room near the swimming pool of his parents' villa.
''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.
The local police shifted the boy to hospital, where initially medical examination confirmed the sexually assault.The police lodged the case and arrested one nominated suspect Hakim Behrani and further investigations are underway.
In a (https://www.ibtimes.com/woman-let-her-5-year-old-daughter-be-sexually-assaulted-400-2778082) similar incident in March, a Texas woman was taken into custody for allowing a man to sexually assault her five-year-old daughter for $400.
Hernandez allegedly told the detective he woke up and began to sexually assault the victim.
According to the police, the gangsters would take college girls to the farmhouse, sexually assault them and film the whole episode and later blackmail the victim girls, asking them to bring other girls at the farmhouse for the debauchery.
One of the victims told prosecutors the suspect threatened them with a metal rod and took turns to sexually assault him and his cousin.