Sexual Assault/ Abuse
By: Cameron Phillips
What is Sexual Assault?
Forcible Sex Crimes
Vaginal intercourse by force and without consent (a) with the use of a weapon or (b) inflicting serious injury or (c) aided by others.
Second degree Rape
Vaginal intercourse by force and without consent. (Neither marriage nor intoxication may be used as a defense.)
First Degree Sexual Offense
Sexual acts (not vaginal intercourse) by force and without consent and (a) with use of a weapon or (b) inflicting serious injury, or (c) aided by others.
Second Degree Sexual Offense
Sexual acts (not vaginal intercourse) by force and without consent.
The second degree of sexual offense also includes sexual battery
Terms That Are Often Used When Conversing About Sexual Assault
Acquaintance/ Date Rape- Sexual intercourse forced on the victim by someone she knows to some degree (acquaintance, friend, neighbor, peer, coworker or romantic partner.)
Coercion- When someone is talked into doing something they don't want to do. (May involve the use of pressure, taunting, teasing or threatening.)
Consent-Voluntarily agreeing with or participating in a behavior.
Harass-To bother or annoy repeatedly.
Offender/Perpetrator- A person who has committed a crime.
Rape- Sexual intercourse through the use of force or threat of force or with a person who is disabled or intoxicated and thereby unable to give consent.
Sexual Abuse- When an adult or older child forces, tricks, threatens, or bribes a child into sexual activity
Sexual Assault- An activity of a sexual nature that happens without consent.
Sexual harassment- "Unwelcome" sexual advances and/or other verbal, visual or physical conduct or communication of a sexual nature that interferes with or affects a person's education or employment.
Statutory Rape-Sexual intercourse or sexual act with a person 13, 14, or 15 years old with a perpetrator who is 4 or more years older.
Stranger Sexual Assault- Sexual intercourse forced on the victim by a completely unknown and/or surprise attacker.