An offense that meets the definition of rape, fondling, incest, or
statutory rape as used in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR)
program. Per the National Incident-Based Reporting System User Manual
from the FBI UCR Program, A sex offense is “any sexual act directed
against another person, without the consent of the victim, including
instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent.”
Fondling - The touching of the private body parts
of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, without
the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is
incapable of giving consent because of their age or because of their
temporary or permanent mental capacity.
- Sexual intercourse between persons who are related to
each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.
Statutory Rape - Sexual intercourse with a person
who is under the statutory age of consent.
The State of Michigan identifies sexual assault as:
Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC). There are four degrees of CSC: First
and Third Degrees require sexual penetration; Second and Fourth
Degrees require sexual contact.
“Sexual contact” includes the intentional touching of the
victim’s or actor’s intimate parts or the intentional touching of the
clothing covering the immediate area of the victim’s or actor’s
intimate parts, if that intentional touching can reasonably be
construed as being for the purpose of sexual arousal or gratification,
done for a sexual purpose, or in a sexual manner for revenge, to
inflict humiliation or out of anger.
“Intimate parts” includes the primary genital area, groin,
inner thigh, buttock, or breast of a human being.
“Sexual penetration” means sexual intercourse, cunnilingus,
fellatio, anal intercourse, or any other intrusion, however slight, of
any part of a person’s body or of any object into the genital or anal
openings of another person’s body, but emission of semen is not
required. (MI Penal Code, Act 328 of 1931, 750.20a)
Sexual Assault is defined in the University Interim Policy Prohibiting Harassment,
Discrimination, Retaliation, & Sexual Misconduct (Including
Sexual Assault, Intimate Partner Violence, Stalking & Sexual
Sexual Assault: having or attempting to
have sexual intercourse or sexual contact with
another individual by force or threat of force,
without consent, or where the person
is incapacitated, as defined below:
- Sexual Contact: any intentional sexual touching,
however slight, with any object or body part, performed by a person
upon another person, and includes;
- Intentional touching of the breasts, buttocks, groin or
genitals, whether clothed or unclothed, or intentionally
touching another with any of these body parts;
- Making another touch you or themselves with or on any of these
- Causing another to touch one’s intimate parts, disrobing or
exposure of another without permission.
- Sexual Intercourse: vaginal or anal penetration, however slight,
with any object or body part, performed by a person upon another
person; and/or oral penetration involving mouth to genital contact,
- Vaginal penetration by a penis, object, tongue, or finger;
- Anal penetration by a penis, object, tongue, or finger;
- Any contact, no matter how slight, between the mouth of one
person and the genitalia of another person.