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 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 The 81-year-old Cosby was convicted April 26 of aggravated indecent assault and faces up to 10 years in prison when sentenced Sept. 24. Claudia Lauer, The Seattle Times, "Board recommends Cosby be found a sexually violent predator," 24 July 2018 As previously reported, Cosby was found guilty on three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault for drugging and molesting Constand, 45, at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. Tyler Mccarthy, Fox News, "Bill Cosby to be sentenced for sexual assault, could face 30 years in prison," 24 Sep. 2018 Cosby is scheduled for sentencing Sept. 24 on three counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and assaulting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia mansion in 2004. NBC News, "Bill Cosby fires legal team ahead of sex assault sentencing," 15 June 2018 Cosby is scheduled for sentencing Sept. 24 on three counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and assaulting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia mansion in 2004. CBS News, "Bill Cosby fires lawyers; Camille Cosby divorce reports denied," 15 June 2018 Cosby, 80, faces a retrial -- set to open next week in Pennsylvania state court -- on three charges of aggravated indecent assault for allegedly drugging and assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004 at his home outside Philadelphia. Eric Levenson, CNN, "Janice Dickinson to testify at Bill Cosby's retrial," 29 Mar. 2018 Kevin Lonergan, 30, was charged with one count each of corruption of minors and indecent assault, Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced. Elizabeth Zwirz, Fox News, "Pennsylvania priest charged with indecent assault, corruption of a minor, officials say," 21 Aug. 2018 Khalid Hussain was convicted of one count of indecent assault and one count of rape. Adam Carlson, PEOPLE.com, "'Courageous' Women Face Gang That Sexually Abused Them Over 7 Years: They 'Would Not Be Silenced'," 13 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

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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

indecent assault

Legal Definition of indecent assault

see assault

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