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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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In 2012, the estimated rate of aggravated assaults was 242.
4 percent of the assaults, perpetrators used other types of weapons.
Jacob Renald Smith, 22, is charged in six incidents in 2003 involving assaults, sex crimes -- including some against women who had small children with them -- and a home-invasion robbery in which a woman in her 60s was shot in the chest.
653 alleged assailants were identified in connection with the 1,882 assaults on federal officers.
Half of all sexual assaults were committed by men who had been drinking alcohol, and half of all sexual assault victims were drinking alcohol at the time of the assault.
Some assaults are particularly violent and/or occur in the presence of witnesses.
Worse, the IG's report noted that the Academy's administration had ignored the problems; for the first 20 years of gender integration the Air Force Academy did not even maintain records of reported assaults.
The paradox is that historically, including the period covered by McCulloch's book, British society did not take sexual assaults against women seriously.
As the Post-Gazette began its October 15th update of the incident, "A pistol-packing woman accomplished with two bullets what Pittsburgh police had been attempting to do for days: to stop the man suspected of a string of sexual assaults.
A federal prisoner brought an action alleging that assaults by prison officers violated his constitutional rights.
Karen Baker, Project Director of the NSVRC explains that "while it is good news to see the overall rate of national crime victimization decreasing, it is important to notice that rape and sexual assaults are not following that trend.
He has also been linked to a number of rapes and sexual assaults in Spain.
Such stories seem more and more common, but there has been very little formal research about assaults on sport officials.
Overall, national survey data indicate that, compared to the general population, youths from 12 to 17 years of age suffer more than twice as much violent crime, including physical assaults and robbery.