Sexual Assault is any sex act or sexual contact (including penetration) against someone’s will, without consent, or when someone is unable to freely give consent. In most sexual assaults, no weapons are used except for force. Force can include the use of verbal, physical or emotional pressure or manipulation, substances, threats, coercion and/or the use of alcohol or other drugs.
Some lesser known examples of sexual assault include voyeurism, exhibitionism, and sexual harassment. Sexual Assault can occur in different situations such as in an isolated place, on a date, at a party, or in the home of you or someone that you know. Sexual assault may be committed by a stranger, however, it is most often perpetrated by someone that the victim knows.