Sexual assault is an act of violence where the perpetrator forces another person to engage in a sexual act without their consent. It can happen to anyone, regardless of gender, race, or age.
The legal implications of sexual assault are often very serious. The penalties for committing such an offense can lead to time in prison and lifelong registration as a sex offender.
Sexual assault is a serious crime. It can be difficult to understand what to do if you are charged with sexual assault.
It is important to remember that the police are not your friends and will try to use every opportunity they have to incriminate you. There is no such thing as a “typical” sexual assault case so it can be difficult for someone without experience in law enforcement or criminal justice to know what the next steps should be, and it may seem like there are few options available.
The first step in any criminal case is usually an arrest, and this will happen before you even have a chance to talk with someone who can give you advice or help. This makes it even more important that you speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible, who will help guide you through
Sexual harassment is not just about sex. It's about power, control and domination.
Sexual harassment is a form of sexual violence that can be defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical contact of a sexual nature when it is either unwanted by the recipient or when it creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment.
The effects of sexual harassment can range from emotional trauma to long-term mental health problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression.
Sexual harassment can be defined as any unwanted and unwelcome sexual behaviour that is known or ought reasonably to be known to be unwelcome.
-Unwelcome physical contact
-Unwitnessed comments of a sexual nature
-Demands for sexual favours
-Sexually oriented gestures or acts, including obscene language, jokes or innuendo
-Repeatedly asking a person out on dates after they have said “no”