Yesterday, I stayed after school with a guy friend. I have liked him for a while now, and was happy when he went to kiss me. But, then he put his hands in my shirt, in my bra. He started rubbing my crotch. He pulled up my shirt and bra and kissed and licked my bare breasts. All the while, I couldn't say anything. I was so scared, and I was very uncomfortable the entire time. Is this still considered assault?
Most Helpful Guy
It is assault if you didn't consent. Not Saying Yes is the SAME as saying no. He put you in a position where you didn't feel like you were safe to say no, so if you feel like it is assault it is. That said, please remember what it means if you do press charges. It will drastically alter the course of his life whether he is convicted or not, simply the accusation will have big implications. If you feel you need to report it DO SO NOW. If you feel like he just didn't realize it wasn't ok and that you can SAFELY talk to him about it I would recommend you try that. DO NOT RISK YOUR SAFETY TO PROTECT HIM!0
Most Helpful Girl
If you were hesitant/scared/unsure/not consenting then YES. Just because you didn't say no that doesn't mean that you were consenting. And it DEFINITELY does not mean that he should have done what he did to you. If you're still iffy about reporting him to someone maybe you could try talking to him and telling him that you didn't like what he was doing to you.1