indecent assault

noun

Definition of indecent assault

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

Examples of indecent assault in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In connection with an incident in 2018, Sobreira is charged with indecent assault and battery on a person over 14 and assault and battery. BostonGlobe.com, 5 Sep. 2021 Potter was also acquitted of two counts of indecent assault and battery on a person 14 or over and a third count of assault, legal filings show. BostonGlobe.com, 8 Nov. 2021 Cosby is charged in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, with three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault in the case of Constand, who accused the TV star of assaulting her in 2004. Cnn Editorial Research, CNN, 24 June 2020 The suspect, Fishton Ngoy, 35, is being held in Delaware County Prison charged with rape, indecent assault, and other crimes. al, 18 Oct. 2021 Rose, who had served as head of the police union, was arrested last summer and charged with multiple counts of indecent assault of a child under 14. BostonGlobe.com, 18 May 2021 Neto, who allegedly assaulted two customers in separate incidents earlier this year, is charged with two counts of indecent assault and battery on a person over 14 and two counts of assault and battery. BostonGlobe.com, 5 Sep. 2021 In a hearing on Friday morning, prosecutors at District Court in Dedham, Mass., charged Mr. McCarrick with three counts of indecent assault and battery. Francis X. Rocca, WSJ, 3 Sep. 2021 McCarrick, who now lives in Dittmer, Missouri, faces three counts of indecent assault and battery on a person over 14, according to court documents. NBC News, 3 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of indecent assault

1855, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of indecent assault was in 1855

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“Indecent assault.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/indecent%20assault. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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More Definitions for indecent assault

indecent assault

noun

English Language Learners Definition of indecent assault

: 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 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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