nonconsensual touching of one person for the sexual gratification of another, including rape, fondling, molestation, or other unwanted contact with the genitals, anus, buttocks, groin, or breasts of either party: The victim was intoxicated and incapable of giving consent, so any sex act will be treated as sexual assault.
- See also sexual abuse.
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How to use sexual assault in a sentence
The negative headlines and accusations of sexual assault continue.
Sena was first arrested on a sexual assault charge in September.
“What some people fail to realize is that it is not just fraternities that commit sexual assault,” he suggests.
“If a house is accused of problems such as sexual assault, then I believe that actions should take place on that house,” he says.
All seem to acknowledge that sexual assault is a serious problem that requires campus-wide education.