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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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