Sexual assault, or sexual abuse, refers to a wide variety of crimes which involve sexual contact. According to the New York penal code, sexual abuse involves subjecting another person to sexual contact without his or her consent, and such sexual touching is defined as touching another person’s sexual or intimate body parts without consent.
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In New York rape is defined as causing someone to engage in sexual intercourse against his or her will. Cases in which the victim is mentally incapacitated at the time of the sexual act, such as when the victim is too drunk to give consent or is unconscious, may also be classified as rape. Finally, when the victim is under the age of consent, sex with such a minor may be classified as statutory rape.
Rape is further broken down into degrees:
Although rape is the most commonly thought-of form of sexual assault, sexual assault can take many forms. Any type of sexual assault is heavily prosecuted in the state of New York and subject to severe penalties.
New York also recognizes other kinds of sexual assault including:
Penalties for sexual assault related crimes can range from probation to decades in prison.
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