SEXUAL ASSAULT PROTECTION ORDER

A petition can be filed by:

  • Person, 16 or older, who is a victim of sexual assault(unless the victim qualifies for a domestic violence protection order).
  • Any person on behalf of a victim of sexual assault(unless the victim qualifies for domestic violence protection order) who is:
    • A child
    • A vulnerable adult as defined in RCW 74.34.020
    • An adult who cannot petition due to age, disability, health or inaccessibility

“Sexual Assault” means:

  • Nonconsensual (meaning lack of freely given agreement) sexual touching of the genital, anus or breasts – either directly or through clothing
  • Nonconsensual sexual penetration, however slight, of the genitals or anus by a body part of another including the Mouth or the use of objects
  • Forced display of the genitals, anus, or breasts for the purpose of sexually arousing another

See the Washington State Legislature Statute here: RCW Chapter 7.90, Sexual Assault Protection