General Description

In the State of Vermont, sexual assault is….

  • Compelling the other person to participate in sexual act.
  • Without consent of the other person, or by threatening or coercing the other person, or by placing the other person in the fear that any person will be harmed imminently. If the victim has been administered drugs to alter the ability of a person’s control, in a way in which they were unaware that the drugs we administered.
  • Another form of sexual assault is if the person is under the age of 16, except if the persons are married to each other and the sexual act between the two is consensual.

A sexual act is defined as conduct between two people that includes contact between the penis and the vulva, the penis and the anus, the mouth and the penis, the mouth and the vulva, or any intrusions by objects or a person’s body.