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UMaine Campus Crime Statistics - Sexual Offenses Definitions

Sex Offenses Definitions from the National Incident-Based Reporting System

Sex Offenses-Forcible
Any sexual act directed against another person, forcibly and/or against the person’s will; or not forcibly or against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent.

  1. Forcible Rape – The carnal knowledge of a person, forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or not forcibly or against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity (or because of his/her youth).
  2. Forcible Sodomy – Oral or anal sexual intercourse with another person, forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or not forcibly or against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity (or because of his/her youth).
  3. Sexual Assault With An Object – The use of an object or instrument to unlawfully penetrate, however slightly, the genital or anal opening of the body of another person, forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or not forcibly or against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary mental or physical incapacity.
  4. Forcible Fondling – The touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or, not forcibly and/or against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her age, temporary or permanent mental incapacity.

Sex Offenses- Nonforcible
Unlawful, nonforcible sexual intercourse.

  1. Incest – Nonforcible sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited.
  2. Statutory Rape – Nonforcible sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent.


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