SEQ CHAPTER \h \r 1CR10-116 02/12/07

 

Definition of “consent” (context of sexual assault)

 

Consent is defined as words or actions by the other person, indicating a voluntary agreement to engage in a sexual act.  [There is a significant legal difference between consenting to something, and submitting to force or fear of harm, or for some other reason.]  “Consent” means consent of the will. [Submission under the influence of fear or pressure is not consent.] [Lack of consent may be shown if (Def)_______________ had sexual contact with (victim)_______________ without the opportunity for [him] [her] to consent.]  Lack of consent does not require proof of verbal or physical resistance.