You can use the force that is necessary to protect yourself from the attacker.
Even if you did not resist because you were too afraid, the attacker cannot say that you consented. The law does not consider that you freely agreed just because you did not struggle or resist.
Sexual assault is any kind of assault that is of a sexual nature.
Grabbing someone's breast and sexual intercourse without a person’s consent are examples of sexual assault.
“Bodily harm” means any injury that affects your health and comfort and is more than temporary or minor in nature.
Aggravated sexual assault is forced sexual activity where the person seriously injures you.
Sexual assault is forced sexual activity where the person does not physically hurt you.
The law recognizes a range of offences and punishments.It is not a criminal offence if: These exceptions only apply if the older person is not in a position of authority or trust and there is no exploitation.For example, even if a 14 year old agreed to sexual activity with her/his 19 year old basketball coach, the law does not consider that the consent was freely given. The law also says that children under 12 years of age can never legally consent to sexual activity. You can show by your words OR actions that you do not consent.The law also provides for the protection of persons with mental or physical disabilities without any age restrictions.It is important to remember that a young person 16 years of age or more but under 18 years of age cannot consent to sexual activity with someone in a position of trust or authority over them or with someone on whom they are dependent.There are exceptions for young persons under 16 years of age who have consensual sexual activity with someone close in age.