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What is the Law

Sexual assault by penetration occurs when the person responsible intentionally or recklessly sexually penetrates the victim’s vagina or anus with any part of the body or object (e.g. fingers or anything else) where the victim does not consent and the person responsible has no reasonable belief that the victim is giving consent.

Both the perpetrator and victim may be male or female.

Sexual assault occurs when any of the following separate sexual acts take place and only if the victim did not consent to the sexual conduct.

  • Touching the victim in a sexual way.
  • Having any other sexual physical contact with the victim, whether directly or through clothing and whether with a body part or implement.
  • Ejaculating semen onto the victim.
  • Emitting urine or saliva onto the victim sexually.
Both the perpetrator and victim may be male or female.