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Sexual assault with a weapon or threats to a third party is forced sexual activity where the person uses a weapon, or threatens you with a weapon, or threatens to hurt another person.
Sexual assault causing bodily harm is forced sexual activity where the person physically injures you.
A young person is a person 16 years of age or more, but under 18 years.
A person under 18 years of age cannot consent to sexual activity if: What about persons under 16 years old?
This booklet provides information on what is meant by the age of consent to sexual activity and an overview of some of Canada’s laws on sexual assault, and other offences involving sexual exploitation. This is the age that criminal law recognizes the legal capacity of a young person to consent to sexual activity.
Generally, it is legal to have sexual contact with someone who is 16 years or older if they agree to have sex with you. It is important to know that in some situations a person must be 18 years old to consent to sexual activity.
Trying to use force or threatening to use force may also be assault.
Touching, slapping, punching, kicking or pushing are examples of assault.