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October 18, 2022

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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