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Sexual Assault Services

Sexual Assault vs. Rape

Sexual Assault DEFINITION RCW 70.125.030

  • Rape
  • Rape of a child
  • Assault with intent to commit rape or rape of a child
  • Child molestation
  • Incest or indecent liberties
  • Sexual misconduct with a minor
  • Custodial sexual misconduct
  • Crimes with a sexual motivation
  • An attempt to commit any of the aforementioned

RAPE DEFINITION RCW 9A.44.040

  • Sexual intercourse = penetration of mouth, vagina or anus
  • Goal for successful prosecution if providing lack of consent
  • Rape in first, second, third degree (Class A-C felonies)
  • Child molestation first, second, third degree
  • Sexual misconduct first, second, third degree