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Sexual Assault

Date of Publication

5/7/2019

Definition

Intentional sexual contact characterized by the use of force, threats, intimidation, or abuse of authority or when the victim does not or cannot consent. The term includes a broad category of sexual offenses consisting of the following specific Uniform Code of Military Justice offenses: rape, sexual assault, aggravated sexual contact, abusive sexual contact, forcible sodomy (forced oral or anal sex), or attempts to commit these offenses.

Source of Definition

DODI 6310.09 Health Care Management for Patients Associated With a Sexual Assault

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