Legal Information: Missouri
Updated: September 25, 2021
What is the legal definition of sexual assault?
For the purpose of getting a protective order, sexual assault is defined as when someone causes you or attempts to cause you to engage involuntarily in any sexual act by force, threat of force, duress (coercion/pressure), or without your consent.1
1 MO ST § 455.010(13), (1)(e)
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