Rape is forced sexual intercourse, including vaginal, anal or oral penetration. Penetration may be by a body part or an object.
Rape victims may be forced through threats or physical means.
In about 8 out of 10 rapes, no weapon is used other than physical force. Anyone may be a victim of rape: women, men or children, straight or gay.
Sexual Assault is unwanted sexual contact that stops short of rape or attempted rape. This includes sexual touching and fondling.
– Forcing a person to pose for sexual pictures
– Unwanted sexual touching
In the most extreme cases, sexual assault may involve force which may include but is not limited to:
– Use or display of a weapon
– Physical battering
– Immobilization of the victim