indecent assault

noun

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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He was found guilty of 35 counts of indecent assault and one count of indecency. SI.com, "Former Newcastle Youth Coach George Ormond Jailed for Sexual Abuse Across 3 Decades," 4 July 2018 Bill Cosby's award was rescinded earlier this month following his conviction on indecent assault charges. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "Julia Louis-Dreyfus to receive Mark Twain Prize for American Humor," 24 May 2018 Bill Cosby's award was rescinded earlier this month following his conviction on indecent assault charges. Sonia Rao, chicagotribune.com, "Julia Louis-Dreyfus to receive the 2018 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor," 23 May 2018 The defense immediately asked Judge Steven O’Neill to acquit Cosby and send jurors home, arguing prosecutors hadn’t proved aggravated indecent assault charges. Washington Post, "At trial, experts debate drug Cosby gave to his accuser," 19 Apr. 2018 Hong Kong prosecutors decided not to pursue the charges after Mr. Chen pledged not to commit indecent assault, according to the Hong Kong Department of Justice. Julie Steinberg, WSJ, "Difficult Conversation: When the Harasser Is a Client," 6 July 2018 Guzman-Garcia faces charges of with false imprisonment of a minor, kidnapping, criminal attempt-rape of child, aggravated indecent assault of child, unlawful restraint/serious bodily injury and aggravated assault. PEOPLE.com, "Girl, 4, Snatched from Her Front Door as Her Parents Slept: 'A Monster Took Me'," 15 June 2018 The charges against him include indecent assault and child endangerment. Fox News, "The Latest: Diocese denies covering up priest allegations," 8 May 2018 The news comes on the heels of revelations that Bachelorette contestant Lincoln Adim reportedly plead guilty to indecent assault and battery last month following an incident with a woman on a 2016 Boston cruise. Kathryn Lindsay, refinery29.com, "ABC Pulls The Proposal Episode After Contestant Is Accused Of Facilitating Sexual Assault," 22 June 2018

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1855, in the meaning defined above

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indecent assault

noun

English Language Learners Definition of indecent assault

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

indecent assault

noun
in·de·cent as·sault | \(ˈ)in-ˈdēs-ᵊnt-ə-ˈsȯlt \

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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