WHAT IS SEXUAL ASSAULT?
According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Sexual Violence is defined as a sexual act that is committed or attempted by another person without freely given consent of the victim or against someone who is unable to consent or refuse. It includes forced or alcohol/drug facilitated penetration of a victim; forced or alcohol/drug facilitated incidents in which the victim was made to penetrate a perpetrator or someone else; nonphysical pressured unwanted penetration; intentional sexual touching; or non-contact acts of a sexual nature. Sexual violence can also occur when a perpetrator forces or coerces a victim to engage in sexual acts with a third party. Fact Source: https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/sexualviolence/fastfact.html