What is Sexual Assault?
Sexual assault is sexual contact or behavior that occurs without explicit consent from the other person. Some forms of sexual assault include:
- Attempted rape
- Fondling or unwanted sexual touching
- Forcing a victim to perform sexual acts, such as oral sex or penetrating the perpetrator’s body
- Penetration of the victim’s body, also known as rape
For specific definitions for Sex Crimes and their legal consequences in Washington State go to: