Can a wife be raped or sexually assaulted by her husband? Is forcing someone to watch a sexually explicit act a sex crime? What about giving someone unwanted advances? Sometimes it’s difficult to keep up with the laws concerning sex. Do you know the different types of sex crimes?

Sexual Crimes are any involuntary sexual acts in which a person is threatened, coerced, or forced to engage against their will, or any sexual touching of a person who has not consented. Outside of law, the term rape (“an assault by a person involving sexual intercourse with another person without that person’s consent”) is often used interchangeably with sexual assault, a closely related form of assault typically including rape and other forms of non-consensual sexual activity. The absence of consent defines the crime of sexual assault. The added unwanted penetration defines the crime as rape.

Acquaintance Assault – Involuntary, forced, coerced sexual act by someone the victim knows and has some type of relationship with such as family member, school, church, work, social associate.

Ascendant Assault –– Ascendant perpetrator is a person in a position of dominance or controlling influence: in possession of power, superiority, governing or controlling influence such as clergy, teachers, someone in a parental role, bosses, employers,  law enforcement personnel, military superiors. Someone who uses their position of authority to coerce, convince or threaten to engage someone in unwanted sexual acts. (Law of Ascendance)

1.Rape  – Rape is a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse, penetration which is initiated by one or more persons against another person’s will without that person’s consent. The act may be carried out by physical force, coercion, abuse of authority or against a person who is incapable of valid consent, such as one who is unconscious, incapacitated, or below the legal age of consent.

2.Incest (Acquaintance Assault)   – Incest is sexual activity between family members and close relatives. This may include sexual activity between people in a blood relations relationship, or related by affinity, such as members of the same household, step relatives, those related by adoption or marriage, or members of the same clan or lineage.

Normally an ascendant assault. Incest is a crime! It doesn’t have to include rape but most times does include rape.

The incest continues to be prevalent in our society today. Not only is it taboo, it is a crime that destroys lives and destinies.  Though there are laws against incest, it is hard to prove and convict  the one committing the crime because of silence. In societies where it is illegal, consensual adult incest is seen by some as a victimless crime.

3.Child Sexual Assault (Ascendant Assault)   – Child sexual abuse is a form of child abuse in which an adult or older adolescent abuses a child for sexual stimulation, asking or pressuring a child to engage in sexual activities (regardless of the outcome), indecent exposure of the genitals to a child, displaying pornography to a child, actual sexual contact against a child, physical contact with the child’s genitals, viewing of the child’s genitalia without physical contact, or using a child to produce child pornography. Often, sexual assault on a child is not reported by the child for several reasons:

  1. Children are too young to recognize their victimization or put it into words
  2. They were threatened or bribed by the abuser
  3. They feel confused by fearing the abuser but liking the attention
  4. They are afraid no one will believe them
  5. They blame themselves or believe the abuse is a punishment
  6. They feel guilty for consequences to the perpetrator

4.Pedophiles (Ascendant Assault)  – Pedophilia is a sexual attraction to prepubescent children. It is a psychiatric disorder in which an adult or older adolescent experiences exclusive sexual attraction to prepubescent children, age 13 and younger. Age 13 is the cut-off point for prepubescence. A person who is diagnosed with pedophilia must be at least 16 years old, and at least five years older than the prepubescent child, for the attraction to be diagnosed as pedophilia. They have recurrent sexual urges towards and fantasies about prepubescent children that they have either acted on or which cause them distress or interpersonal difficulty.

  1. Most pedophiles are someone the child knows, such as a neighbor, teacher, coach, clergy, music instructor, or babysitter. Family members may also be sexual predators.
  2. Often the pedophile is male and over 30 years of age, single or with few friends in his age group.
  3. Some have mental illness, such as a mood or personality disorder.
  4. They often talk or treat children like adults.
  5. They are often fascinated with children preferring child activities to adult oriented activities.
  6. They have hobbies that are child-like such as collecting popular expensive toys, building plane and car models.
  7. Pedophiles often have a specific age of child they target and then discard them once they become to old.
  8. A pedophile often has a special room for enticing.
  9. Target children of single parents.
  10. Target children having difficulties at home and pretends to be the caring adult the child is longing. Shows great interest in what interests the child, builds their self-esteem and gains their trust. He is always nearby when the child is in conflict with their parent(s).
  11. Targets vulnerable children, shy, handicapped, loners

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5.Pederasty (Ascendant Assault) – Pederasty is a usually erotic homosexual relationship between an adult male and a pubescent or adolescent male. It is committed by men who have a love of boys, boy child lover.

6.Date Rape (Acquaintance Assault)  – Date rape is forced sexual penetration by one or more parties during a social engagement or a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse, which is initiated by one or more persons against another person without that person’s consent. Date rape is an acquaintance rape. Date rape is a crime however very difficult to prosecute. Though difficult, going through the legal process to prosecute will help the case of any future victims of the same predator.

7.Human Trafficking  – Human trafficking is the trade in humans, most commonly for the purpose of sexual slavery, prostitution, and forced labor or for the extraction of organs or tissues, including surrogacy and oval removal. It is the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation.

Human trafficking has international implications, as recognized by the United Nations in the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially women and children (the Trafficking Protocol). The Trafficking Protocol is the first global, legally binding instrument on trafficking in over half a century, and the only one with an agreed-upon definition of trafficking in persons. It is to protect and assist human trafficking’s victims with full respect for their rights as established in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

8.Clergy Abuse (Ascendant Assault, Acquaintance Assault) – Sexual abuse occurs when a person within a ministerial role of leadership (lay or clergy, pastor, educator, counselor, youth leader, teacher or other position of leadership), “engages in sexual contact or sexualized behavior with a congregant, client, employee, student, staff member, coworker, or volunteer.” Engaging in such an act is an abuse of his or her authority whether the individual is a child or an adult and whether the individual consents or not.

9.Military Sexual Assault (Ascendant Assault, Acquaintance Assault )  – Sexual assault or rape of a serviceman or servicewoman by one or more servicemen or service women . Sexual assaults occurred at an average of more than 70 per day in the United States military during 2012, according to an annual report by the U.S. Department of Defense. Reports of sexual assault in the military rose during October 2011 through September 2012 by 6 percent from the prior year. A total of about 26,000 service members said they experienced unwanted sexual contact in 2012, nearly 7,000 more than in 2010, when about 19,300 members of the military reported inappropriate sexual contact.

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