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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Recent Examples on the Web Massachusetts prosecutors dropped an indecent assault and battery case against Spacey in July 2019, after the victim in the case declined to take the stand, according to Deadline. Alexia Fernandez,, "Kevin Spacey Sued by Anthony Rapp and Another Man for Allegedly Sexually Assaulting Them as Teens," 9 Sep. 2020 Becca’s season also had a cast member, Lincoln Adim, who had been charged with indecent assault and battery and was convicted soon before the season premiered — a story that any Bachelor fan can Google with very little effort. Lia Beck,, "Great First Step, The Bachelor — Now Make It Matter Long Term," 19 June 2020 The former House of Cards star pleaded not guilty to the charge of indecent assault and battery in January. Jodi Guglielmi,, "Civil Lawsuit Filed Against Kevin Spacey over Alleged Sexual Assault on Nantucket," 27 June 2019 Cosby was convicted in 2018 of aggravated indecent assault against Andrea Constand in 2004. NBC News, "Pakistan to keep mosques open during holy month of Ramadan," 19 Apr. 2020 Despite the public shaming of his accusers, Cosby was found guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault and was sentenced to three to 10 years in state prison — a boon for the #MeToo movement. Laura Newberry, Anchorage Daily News, "Weinstein trial is a milestone for #MeToo and a moment of wrenching truth for survivors," 21 Jan. 2020 And on Friday afternoon, transit police officer James Floyd, 60, pleaded not guilty in Boston Municipal Court to two counts of indecent assault and battery, one count of assault by means of a dangerous weapon, and one count of witness intimidation. Yvonne Abraham,, "In courtrooms, a racial imbalance," 14 Apr. 2018 Police charged Foose with corruption of minors and indecent assault, both misdemeanors. USA Today, "‘The tongue is a fire’: Southern Baptist church fractures over secrets and spiritual abuse," 13 Feb. 2020 Matthew Aimers, 32, of Willingboro, was charged in February with indecent assault, indecent exposure, imprisonment of a minor, harassment, and related offenses. Janelle Griffith, NBC News, "Groom accused of sexually assaulting waitress at wedding reception gets probation in plea deal," 17 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of indecent assault

1855, in the meaning defined above

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“Indecent assault.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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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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