indecent assault


Definition of indecent assault

: an offensive sexual act or series of acts exclusive of rape committed against another person without consent

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Cosby was found guilty of of three counts of aggravated indecent assault by a Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Harriet Sokmensuer,, "Supermodel Beverly Johnson, a Bill Cosby Accuser, Reacts After Conviction: 'Shame on Him'," 27 Apr. 2018 Spacey, who has denied the groping the teen, pleaded not guilty to indecent assault and battery in January. Alanna Durkin Richer, Fortune, "Kevin Spacey Accuser Sues Over Alleged Groping at Nantucket Bar," 27 June 2019 In 1995, he was sentenced in Orange County to three years in state prison for violating his probation on charges of indecent assault on a child under 16, Florida Department of Corrections records show. Jeff Weiner,, "Lakeland man accused of drugging, raping autistic boy, 15 — who later died," 23 July 2019 Spacey is already facing a criminal charge of indecent assault over the incident that allegedly happened in July 2016 when the accuser was an 18-year-old busboy at a bar in Massachusetts. CNN, "Kevin Spacey is sued over alleged groping of a busboy in a new twist in case against him," 28 June 2019 The 30-year-old Kevin Lonergan was charged Tuesday with corruption of minors, a felony, and indecent assault. Fox News, "The Latest: Pennsylvania priest faces indecent assault count," 21 Aug. 2018 Taylor has faced legal issues before, including pleading guilty to insurance fraud, indecent assault and unlawful restraint. Ellie Silverman,, "Former boxing icon Meldrick Taylor charged with aggravated assault," 5 June 2019 According to the Suffolk County district attorney’s office, Batali is expected to be arraigned on Friday on an indecent assault and battery charge, after allegedly groping a woman at a restaurant in March 2017. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "Mario Batali Is Facing a Criminal Charge for Allegedly Groping a Woman," 23 May 2019 He was convicted of three counts of aggravated indecent assault and could be sent to prison Tuesday. Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Fox News, "Bill Cosby found guilty of sexual assault: A look at the case," 25 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of indecent assault

1855, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of indecent assault

law : the crime of touching someone sexually without that person's permission

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in·​de·​cent as·​sault | \ (ˈ)in-ˈdēs-ᵊnt-ə-ˈsȯlt How to pronounce indecent assault (audio) \

Medical Definition of indecent assault

: an offensive sexual act or series of acts exclusive of rape committed against another person without consent

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Legal Definition of indecent assault

see assault

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