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January 23, 2024

What is the legal definition of non-consensual sexual penetration?

Sexual penetration means any contact, however slight, between the sex organ or anus of one person by an object, or by another person’s sex organ, mouth or anus. Sexual penetration also includes any invasion into a person’s sex organ or anus by any part of the body of another person, by any animal or by any object. Sexual penetration includes, but is not limited to, oral sex and anal penetration.1

Sexual penetration is “non-consensual” when it happens without your voluntary consent/agreement.

Note: It is not necessary for there to be evidence of semen in order to prove sexual penetration.1

1 740 ILCS 22/103