PA Laws

Sexual Assault Services

Pennsylvania law classifies sexually based assaults according to the following definitions:

Sexual Assault includes non-consensual, unforced sexual intercourse or attempted sexual intercourse. The “NO means NO” law refers to sexual assault. 

Rape refers to sexual intercourse or attempted sexual intercourse with a person by forcible compulsion, by threat of forcible compulsion, or with a person who is incapable of giving consent.

Indecent Assault refers to any unwanted sexual contact, including kissing, grabbing, or fondling.