assault

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Synonyms for assault

Synonyms for assault

to compel (another) to participate in or submit to a sexual act

Synonyms for assault

a threatened or attempted physical attack by someone who appears to be able to cause bodily harm if not stopped

the crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will

force (someone) to have sex against their will

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One limitation of this study was that the questionnaire did not separate questions about sexual assault by who did the assaulting.
In 1991, Zabuski pleaded no contest to trying to rape a Pasadena girl and sexually assaulting an 18-year-old La Canada Flintridge woman.
Last month - six months after Zabuski finished serving a 10-year prison sentence for sexually assaulting one woman and trying to rape another - Burbank police say he arranged, via the Internet, to meet a Burbank woman at a motel she was temporarily living in.
Victims given the drug might wake up for just a second when someone is assaulting them and go back to sleep, Morton said.
A Westlake Village homeowner was acquitted Wednesday of assaulting a group of Halloween vandals who smashed jack-o'-lanterns on his porch, but was found guilty of carrying a concealed knife.
Culhane, 37, was charged with sexually assaulting a 44-year-old teacher at Santa Clarita Elementary School in November 1993 and raping a 17-year-old girl in 1991 that he had befriended while a sheriff's deputy.
A former sheriff's deputy and teacher accused of sexually assaulting three women won a legal victory Thursday when one of the accusers was dropped from the case at the urging of the prosecutor.