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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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, orlandosentinel.com, "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, https://www.inquirer.com, "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 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

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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 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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