What is sexual assault?
Sexual or indecent assault is any physical, psychological and emotional violation in the form of a sexual act, inflicted on someone without their consent.
Sexual assault can involve forcing or manipulating someone to witness or participate in sexual activity.
Penetration of another person's vagina or anus with any part of the body other than the penis, or with any object, without their consent is defined as 'sexual assault by penetration'. This crime carries the same sentences as rape.
Sexual assault doesn't have to involve other physical violence or weapons. Just because you don't have visible injuries, doesn't mean you weren't sexually assaulted.