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Sexual assault is forced sexual activity where the person does not physically hurt you.The law recognizes a range of offences and punishments.This booklet provides information on what is meant by the age of consent to sexual activity and an overview of some of Canada’s laws on sexual assault, and other offences involving sexual exploitation. This is the age that criminal law recognizes the legal capacity of a young person to consent to sexual activity.Generally, it is legal to have sexual contact with someone who is 16 years or older if they agree to have sex with you. It is important to know that in some situations a person must be 18 years old to consent to sexual activity.Are there different kinds of sexual assault offences? Sexual offences apply to different types of sexual contact, not just rape.The difference between offences depends on the nature of the assault and how much force the person uses.Sexual assault is any kind of assault that is of a sexual nature.Grabbing someone's breast and sexual intercourse without a person’s consent are examples of sexual assault.
The police will not charge you with assault if the force you use is reasonable.Depending on the offence, the age of consent ranges from 16 to 18 years.Voyeurism is the secret observation by any means or recording of any person for a sexual purpose, in circumstances where there is a reasonable expectation of privacy.An injury is serious when the person wounds, disfigures or endangers your life. This booklet will briefly touch on the following: Invitation to sexual touching is inviting a child under the age of 16 to touch directly or indirectly, the body of any other person.
Sexual interference is touching a child under the age of 16, whether directly or indirectly, for a sexual purpose.