Rape and Sexual AssaultUpdated!

According to the US Department of Justice (DOJ), sexual assault refers to the performance of any nonconsensual sexual act prohibited under federal, state, or tribal law. Many behaviors fall under the category of sexual assault, including unwanted touching and verbal threats of sexual violence. Rape is a form of sexual assault that federal law enforcement defines as "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." Using this definition, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reported 135,755 cases of rape in 2017 in the United States and determined the national rape rate to be 41.7 reported...

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