Sexual assault can take many forms. They also vary in terms of violence and the kind of acts that take place.
However, in almost every case:
Sexual assault is unacceptable, regardless of the form it takes, the acts involved, the situation, the relationship between the perpetrator and victim, or the circumstances.
* Criminal Code provides an exception for persons of 14 or 15 years of age. A person of this age may give their consent as long as their partner is:
Twelve- and thirteen-year-olds may consent if their partner is less than two years older than they are and the preceding conditions are met.