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October 6, 2020

What is the legal definition of sexual assault?

In terms of getting a protection order, sexual assault is when anyone commits, threatens to commit, or puts you in fear that s/he will commit any form of rape (aggravated rape, rape, mitigated statutory rape, statutory rape, aggravated statutory rape, rape of a child) or sexual battery (aggravated sexual battery, sexual battery, authority figure sexual battery).1

1 TN ST § 36-3-601(10)