sexual assault

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sexual assault

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′

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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As we continue to confront a culture of sexual assault and harassment in all professions and walks of life, the reports of retaliation, underreporting, and further harassment against sexual assault survivors at the Air Force Academy are unacceptable.
Adults are more likely to identify campus culture--including heavy drinking (59%), casual hook-up attitudes (43%), and fraternities and sororities (42%)--among the top five causes of sexual assault on campus.
In a report, released earlier covering October 2012 to September 2016, the Pentagon disclosed over 20,000 cases of such misconducts by its military members, but it was revealed that 6,172 cases of sexual assault reports were filed in the 2016 fiscal year, RIA Novosti reported.
com/terry-crews-speaks-about-sexual-assault-experience-amid-harvey-weinstein-controversy-2599724) confessed in a series of tweets that he was a victim of sexual assault.
Officers have received 11 separate allegations of sexual assault on dates ranging from the 1980s to 2015.
This new law will ensure survivors of sexual assault are equipped with the right evidence to receive their fair day in court.
However, there is growing evidence that sexual assault kits rarely works in survivors' interests.
Sexual assault on college campuses has captured the nation's attention.
USA], Aug 11 ( ANI ): A recent study has linked increased risk of suicide and mental health conditions to sexual assault victimisation.
On Saturday, they also approved Senate Bill 969, which would grant amnesty to students who report a sexual assault even if they were violating other laws, like underage drinking, themselves.
The book is broken down into a few different sections, the first one defining sexual assault before the other sections delve into its different types, from date rape to child abuse.
The goal of the event was to support our nation's policymakers and practitioners as they drive future efforts to solve sexual assault cases, provide justice to victims, and ultimately improve public health and safety.

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