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Laws current as of April 5, 2024

What is the legal definition of sexual assault in the District of Columbia?

You are eligible to file for a civil protection order (CPO) against a person regardless of your relationship with him/her if s/he commits sexual assault against you.1

There are several sexual assault crimes in D.C.:

1 D.C. Code § 16-1001(14)
2 D.C. Code § 23-1907(9)