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sexual assault

This is a criminal offence. A sexual assault is an assault of a sexual nature and includes all incidents of unwanted sexual activity, including touching, kissing, and sexual intercourse. The victim of a sexual assault can be male or female. The spouse of a victim can be charged with sexual assault. Factors considered in establishing a sexual assault are:

  • the part of the body touched
  • the nature of the contact
  • the situation in which the contact occurred
  • all the circumstances surrounding the act
  • any threats or force used
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