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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Charlotte Fox said Cosby, 78, sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles in the 1970s, when she was a 23-year-old aspiring actress.
The victim told prosecutors he was sexually assaulted three times before the latest incident.
The jury at London's Southwark Crown Court will continue deliberations today on allegations that he raped another woman and sexually assaulted four others.
Mee, of Thornton Heath, Surrey, sexually assaulted six other women who went to him for interviews.
A SOCIAL worker, known as Tiny to children at a care home, has denied that he sexually assaulted a teenage boy back in the late 1980s.
Our mother told us that he sexually assaulted her many times after threatening to beat her up.
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Parole documents also describe another case in which Stanley broke into an elderly woman's apartment while she was sleeping and sexually assaulted her.
POLICE were last night hunting a burglar who sexually assaulted two women as they slept.
New Delhi -- In another shocking case in the national capital, a 35-year-old woman has alleged that she was sexually assaulted by three men in a moving car on Sunday post midnight, officials said on Monday.
But the authorities are keen to stress that being drunk is never a reason not to report being sexually assaulted or an excuse for committing a sexual assault.
A 10-year-old girl has been sexually assaulted while playing in sand dunes on a beach, police said.