Sexual Assault

What is sexual assault?

As defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, sexual assault is “illegal sexual contact that usually involves force upon a person without consent or is inflicted upon a person who is incapable of giving consent (as because of age or physical or mental incapacity).”

It includes:

– any kind of unwanted touching (specifically to the breast, buttocks, and genitals)

– molestation (when this occurs to juveniles)

– unwanted oral sex

– penetration (internal and external- penetration is sexual battery) with the use of fingers, penis, or object


The main connector is that they are non-consensual and it was forced.