Sexual assault includes a range of behaviours all of which are unacceptable and constitute a crime. Sexual assault occurs when a person is forced, coerced or tricked into sexual acts against their will or without their consent, including when they have withdrawn their consent.
Sexual assault is never the responsibility or fault of the person who has been assaulted. It's a misuse of power and it violates personal boundaries. It is a crime and is often perpetrated by someone known to the victim. Sexual assault can happen to anyone of any age, gender, cultural background, sexual orientation or religious belief.