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What is the definition of a “reasonably prompt conclusion” to a case, and are there any consequences for not providing it? [duplicate]

I would like to give some background to help explain my question. I am not very familiar with legal terminology so feel free to ask for clarification if I write something that is not clear. My wife ...
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Does the iconic WWII-end “Kiss” photo depict sexual assault?

One of the most famous images from the end of World War II was of a sailor kissing someone who looked like a nurse in Times Square, celebrating the victory. As described in a featured article in ...
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Does rape really need to include a penis in England and Wales?

According to Wikipedia, rape occurs in English law when "a man penetrates another person with his penis without the consent of the person being penetrated" but any sexual act that does not include a ...
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What is the legal term for coerced indecent acts (not including rape)?

Say that a person were coerced into performing indecent acts of a sexual nature, such as nudity, masturbation, oral sex, etc. If intercourse occurs, that would be classified as "rape". What would the ...
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Is there any recourse for a medical professional if a patient sexually assaults them in a small way?

Is there a recourse for a medical professional if a patient behaves inappropriately? (I would call it sexual assault but to be honest I don't know what would and wouldn't qualify for that definition - ...
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Talking to a Psychiatrist about a Sexual Action AS A Young child

Recently I found my entire real bio family along with a stepfather who was listed as my bio father on my birth cert. from his kids, I learned my history and what happened to me when I was 0-5 years. I ...
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sexual assault, intoxication, consent [duplicate]

This question/answer did not quite satisfy my curiosity. Let's assume this is about heterosexual sex. In a society with law that does not discriminate with respect to gender, if both a woman and man ...
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If a woman finishes before a man during sex and he continues is he raping her?

If I orgasm multiple times during sex and I am to exhausted to continue but my man partner continues to thrust in me then is he raping me or is it ok because it started out willing on both of our ...
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Difference between felony assault of an adult vs felony assault of a minor?

I recently asked this question describing a hypothetical grievous assault scenario. I thank those who answered for their specific / accurate info. I want to further understand how it affects the ...
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What would the correct technical charge be, for mutilating sexual assault?

If you strapped down an adult man by the legs and arms, naked, against his will, then cut off part of his penis without painkiller and without consent, what would the charge be? (Interested in USA ...
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Does the lecherous millionaire violate any laws?

The lecherous millionaire is a hypothetical character who offers to pay for a woman's sick child's medical treatment in return for sexual favours. It's meant as a philosophy thought experiment to ...
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Isn't “upskirting” illegal in the UK? Why?

According to this article https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/video/2018/jun/15/upskirting-happened-to-me-and-now-im-changing-the-law-video "upskirting" is not illegal in the UK. That sounds ...
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Is it consider rape if the girl doesn't understand what is happening?

I was in Kentucky visiting family and my cousin's friend's sister is young about 12 or so years old and was not sexually educated when a guy only 3 years older then her started touching her private ...
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Is consuming, reposting and commenting revenge porn illegal?

Quotes from Dutch Authorities Seize Revenge Porn Site Anon-IB, Arrest Three Men Dutch police force Politie has seized the anonymous message board Anon-IB, a major hub of revenge porn and ...
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Are “Dry humping” and “Molesting” the same thing?

My friend's ex-boyfriend got sentenced to four years in prison for "molesting" his girlfriend who is my friend and his ex-girlfriend only they were together when he "dry humped" her. I don't quite ...
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Is it rape if it is a woman on a girl?

Now I don't fully understand what has happened to me. Yes I know what sex is. I know what rape is it's when a man forces a woman to have sex with him. But the other night I was at a friend's house ...
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Did my girlfriend rape me? Sexual assault? Nothing?

It was November 2016. We were on a high school graduation camping trip. Myself, my girlfriend of almost 3 years and about 10 of my best mates drove 4 hours north to camp on a friend's family's ...
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Rape/Sexual assault: Any tort laws apply? (US)

The statistics for how rare convictions are in rape cases are well known, due to the high burden of proof in something that often differs from something completely legal only by the giving or denying ...
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Is it legal to file a formal sexual assault complaint anonymously?

Recently, I was told that I cannot file a sexual assault complaint anonymously. I explained that I have evidence of a particular employee talking/writing about other female employees, saying he wants ...
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How are old allegations handled?

The current wave of sexual abuse allegations are (often) about actions that happened a LONG time ago (15+ years). I thought that, due to the long time, these crimes will be time-barred. Is this true? ...
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Is it rape to have sex with a man without disclosing that one is a male-to-female transgender?

A male-to-female transgender meets a male partner, but does not tell the partner about being transgender. Thus, the male partner believes the transgender is a (cis-gender) woman, and they have sex. If ...
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What is the status of using mens rea as a defense in this manner in Canada or similar jurisdictions?

In Canadian man found not guilty of raping wife, the prosecution of a rapist in Ontario, Canada failed due to mens rea because it wasn't proved that the man knew his behaviour was illegal. Not because ...
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Is sexual assault a type of assault?

During a discussion, someone explained that rape is sexual assault. During his description, he stated, "assault = rape," but in context (he was differentiating between assault and harassment), he ...
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How much authority does Department of Justice has over sexual harassment cases inside a private company?

In the recent exposes about Harvey Weinstein, a pattern of executives and assistants aiding him to prey on females have been reported. Whether it be his offices, his hotels or his restaurants, few ...
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Is it legal to grope an unconscious person in Virginia?

A friend of mine was groped by a man she knows while she was asleep. She didn't wake up because of her medication which makes her sleep pretty heavily. The man has fully admitted to doing this, so ...
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What does UK law say about “sexual suggestions” to a 14 year-old when I am 16?

I, 16, have been accused by a 14 year-old of "sexual suggestions", such as: Touching her breasts Telling her I "want to go to bed with her". Telling her "I want to sleep with her". Telling her she ...
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Serial sexual harassment from disabled person on UC campus

Recently, a post on Facebook from people at a University of California about a man, let's call him Joe, who is allegedly a serial sexual harasser has blown up. Here are the facts about the case: ...
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How can sexual assault on a minor not result in jail time in the UK?

In a related story, I read that a British convicted paedophile who was found guilty of sexually assaulting an eight year old girl a few years ago, was then only sentenced to "community order." (...
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Is there a Statute of Limitation for crimes such as molestation?

A girl is 17 now. She lives in Illinois. When she was 6, she was molested by her 17 year old uncle. Does the fact that this crime happened 11 years ago mean she cannot get justice? It was either in ...
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Why does Dubai (and other countries) imprison women who report being raped?

Most of us have heard the grotesque stories about rape victims in Dubai (and probably other countries as well), who have been imprisoned for pre-marital sex after reporting being raped to the local ...
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Is forceless groping illegal in Germany?

Is groping punishable in Germany? Assuming that no force is used, and all people involved are adults. Hypothetical case: Bob enters a bus and sits down next to Chuck. Both are adults, and they don’t ...
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How to prove yourself not raping your short term girlfriend? [duplicate]

How to legally prove yourself not raping your short term girlfriend if you are actually just had sex with her that both agreed? Conditions: Your short term girlfriend lived with you for a few days. ...
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Legality of “secret sexual relations”

Hypothetically, since having Sexual Relations with somebody requires consent. If you and your partner are having sexual relations but want to keep it secret from those around you. If one party of ...
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What kind of a legal action a man needs to take prior to having sex with a woman in order to make sure she can't accuse him of rape?

A marriage contract? I have been told the wife can claim that her husband has raped her. A signed document stating that she is having sex willingly? I have been told she can claim later that she ...