from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Conduct of a sexual or indecent nature toward another person that is accompanied by actual or threatened physical force or that induces fear, shame, or mental suffering.
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- n. A physical attack of a sexual nature on another person or a sexual act committed without explicit consent.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a statutory offense that provides that it is a crime to knowingly cause another person to engage in an unwanted sexual act by force or threat
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Today in entertainment news, platinum recording artist Terrence Gardner, better known as Make$, was spotted leaving the Fulton County Courthouse in Atlanta in the case against him for aiding and abetting and also trying to bribe the unidentified victim of a sexual assault by two members of his entourage who have already been found guilty of the assault and are awaiting sentencing.
Cpl. Christopher Raymond Chaulk is facing four counts of sexual assault and four counts of assault stemming from two incidents near Canadian Forces Base Petawawa in the fall of 2009, and two early-morning attacks last week on the base itself.
Anger had gotten her through a rotten childhood with a beer-soaked father, adolescent poverty with a clinically depressed mother, a sexual assault when she was seventeen, and dozens of horrid relationships and assorted disasters in the twenty years since then.