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    Sexual assault is any unwanted sexual activity forced on one person by another.

    DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence. “Commonly used terms in cases involving domestic violence”.

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    First-degree sexual assault includes sexual penetration (of the genitals, anus or mouth) without consent of the victim. Second-degree sexual assault includes sexual contact (knowingly touching the victim’s genitals, anus, or female breast) without consent. Both are felonies. These are crimes that qualify for a Sexual Assault Protective Order. The list of crimes that qualify are found at AS 11.41.410-.450.

    Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. “Women’s Legal Rights Handbook” (2015)

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    Sexual assault is defined as sexual acts committed against a nonconsentingvictim by an offender using or threatening to use physical force.

    Ullman, Sarah E. “Social Reactions, Coping Strategies, and Self‐blame Attributions in Adjustment to Sexual Assault.” Psychology of women quarterly 20.4 (1996): 505-526.

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    Any unwanted sexual activity or sexual activity that is obtained without consent.

    Bowers Andrews, Arlene, and Lois J. Veronen. “Sexual assault and people with disabilities.” Journal of Social Work & Human Sexuality 8.2 (1993): 137-159.

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    Sexual assault is defined as any sexual act performed by one person on another withoutthat person's consent.

    Hampton, Harriette L. “Care of the woman who has been raped.” New England Journal of Medicine 332.4 (1995): 234-237.

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    Sexual assault is defined as “an event that occurred without thevictim's consent, involved the use of force, or the threat of the use of force, and involved actualor attempted penetration of the victim's vagina, mouth, or rectum.”

    Linden, Judith A. “Sexual assault.” Emergency medicine clinics of North America 17.3 (1999): 685-697.

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    According to the Ohio Revised Code [1984], sexual assault is defined as coitus, sodomy, or fellatioperformed by force or threat of force.

    Kramer, Teresa L., and Bonnie L. Green. “Posttraumatic stress disorder as an early response to sexual assault.” Journal of Interpersonal Violence 6.2 (1991): 160-173.

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    The term "sexual assault" is defined as an offence involving somedegree of physical coercion (at least forcible restraint), and some form of genital sexual contact

    Pollock, Nathan L. “Sexual assault of older women.” Annals of sex research 1.4 (1988): 523-532.

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    Sexual assault is defined in a range of Australian legislation Crimes Act and encompass both penetrative (eg, rape) and non-penetrative (eg,indecent assault) activities.

    Hurley, Michael, Helen Parker, and David L. Wells. “The epidemiology of drug facilitated sexual assault.” Journal of clinical forensic medicine 13.4 (2006): 181-185.