Definitions

Sexual Assault

Any sexual act directed against another person, against that person's will or where the victim is incapable of giving consent.

Includes rape, sodomy, sexual assault, and fondling. Incest is sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law. Statutory rape is sexual intercourse with a person who is under the age of consent.

Rape

The penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person without the consent of the victim. 

Domestic Violence

Violent misdemeanor or felony offense against a current or former spouse or cohabitant, or anyone who would be protected by domestic or family violence laws.

Dating Violence

Violence against a person in a romantic or intimate relationship.

Stalking

Behavior that would cause a reasonable person to fear for their or others' safety, or behavior that causes substantial emotional distress.

Sexual Harassment

Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other unwanted conduct of a sexual nature.

Consent

Consent requires words or conduct indicating a freely given agreement to participate in sexual activities. Consent does not mean the existence of a prior or current relationship between people or that one failed to resist a particular sexual act.  A person who is incapacitated or physically helpless cannot consent to a sexual act.