sexual assault

sexual assault
sexual assault see assault

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

sexual assault
index rape

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

sexual assault
Forcible sexual contact inflicted on an unwilling victim; see also rape

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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