Sexual assault is having or attempting to have sexual intercourse or sexual contact with another person without consent. This includes sexual intercourse or sexual contact achieved by the use or threat of force or coercion, where person does not consent to the sexual act, or where a person is incapacitated. Sexual assault includes the following acts:
- Rape - Attempted or Actual Penetration(s): Causing or attempting to cause non-consensual vaginal, anal, or oral penetration, however slight, with any object or body part, with another person.
- Fondling - Non-Consensual Sexual Contact: The touching of the private body parts of another for the purpose of sexual gratification forcibly and/or against that person's will; or not forcibly or against the person's will where the person is incapable of giving consent because of their age or because of their temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity. This can include causing the other to touch the harasser’s private body parts.
- Incest: Sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited be law.
- Statutory rape: Sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent. In Pennsylvania, individuals under 13 years of age can never consent to intercourse; individuals younger than 16 years of age can never consent to intercourse with a partner more than four years their senior.