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Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of November 27, 2023

What is the legal definition of sexual assault?

In terms of getting a protection order, “sexual assault” is defined as when anyone commits, threatens to commit, or puts you in fear that s/he will commit any of the following acts:

In addition, a victim of sexual exploitation of a minor or a human trafficking offense would also be able to file for a protection order.2 

1 TN ST § 36-3-601(11)
2 ​TN ST §§ 36-3-602(a); 36-3-601(8)