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The unlawful placing of an individual in apprehension of immediate bodily harm without his or her consent.
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Forensic medicine The unlawful placing of an individual in apprehension of immediate bodily harm without his/her consent. See Sexual assault, Nonsexual genital assault.

assault/interpersonal violence

A social act involving a serious abuse of power, consisting of the exertion of physical force and power over another individual with the intent of controlling, disempowering and/or injuring that individual. See Domestic violence.
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Assaults started to decline in late 2000s, with 212 officers assaulted in 2007/08 and 224 the following year.
142 assaulted workers availed of compensation during 2015 alone 200 HSE staff received payments as part of the Assault At Work Scheme
The others defendants took the cleaver from him and assaulted me - one of them also punched me with a knuckle-duster.
"An altercation of some kind broke out and we believe a man was assaulted.
And a headteacher claimed she was indecently assaulted by the DJ at a student gig in Nottingham.
Last year, over 600 Airmen reported being sexually assaulted. This year, we anticipate over 700 cases: but the actual number may be much higher because many victims do not report sexual assaults.
* Law enforcement agencies reported that 52,901 officers were assaulted while performing their duties in 2012.
Tjaden and Thoennes (2000) found that women who were raped or physically assaulted by a current or former intimate partner or date were more likely to report injury from the event than those assaulted by other individuals.
Mayotte's case was pending in Uxbridge District Court that he sexually assaulted a young girl over a period of about four years and said the girl was 8 when the alleged assaults began.
He indecently assaulted three teenage girls and assaulted one teenage boy.
On other occasions, they were verbally assaulted with threats and abuse.
At the 14 installations where GAO administered its survey, 103 servicemembers indicated that they had been sexually assaulted within the preceding 12 months.