indecent assault


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indecent assault

n.
1.
a. The crime of touching another person in a sexual manner without consent, or where the person lacks capacity to give consent.
b. An instance of this crime.
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indecent assault

n
(Law) the act of taking indecent liberties with a person without his or her consent
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inde′cent assault′


n.
the crime of touching or attacking another person sexually without consent.
Also called sexual assault.
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Translations

indecent assault

nNotzucht f
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indecent assault

n (Brit) (Law) → atti mpl di libidine violenta
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
In his report on the proposed reform, the Attorney-general explains that current sanctions for indecent assault are too lenient, in comparison to other European countries.
Jurors could not reach verdicts on two charges of indecent assault and one of inciting a child to commit indecency.
1 at the Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench, Winnipeg, to four years in prison on each of eight counts of indecent assault and four counts of gross indecency.
The police investigation will continue in order to determine if indecent assault was forced on any other boys.
A former Olympic diver yesterday pleaded guilty to 42 charges of indecent assault and indecency against three girls as young as six over 11 years.
In June he was arrested on suspicion of three further offences of indecent assault, again involving men.
Printer was convicted of two counts of indecent assault and one attempted serious sexual assault.
But the jury reached a majority verdict that he was also guilty of another indecent assault against the same woman.
Rolf Harris facing seven counts of indecent assault
He is accused of four counts of indecent assault on a boy aged 11 to 14, four counts of indecent assault on a boy aged 11 to 12 and two counts of indecent assault on a boy aged 11 to 13.
The seventh defendant, Peter Moore, 72, pleaded not guilty to three counts of aiding and abetting an indecent assault on a child.
Scotland Yard detectives were called in after a male member of staff made a complaint of an alleged serious indecent assault at the palace.