Sexual Assault: An Overview

Washington State Law defines sexual assault as:

    • Nonconsensual (meaning lack of freely given agreement) sexual touching of the genitals, anus, or breasts - either directly or through clothing.
    • Nonconsensual sexual penetration, however slight, of the genitals or anus by a body part of another including the mouth or the use of objects.
    • Forced display of the genitals, anus or breasts for the purpose of sexually arousing another.

Types of Sexual Assault