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Assault

Unwanted and/or violent physical contact with another person. Assault is a crime and a tort in most jurisdictions, though specific definitions differ from place to place.
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Haynesworth returned to practice the day after he averted a trial for sexual assault by pleading no contest to simple assault.
During this period, juvenile male arrests for simple assault declined 4 percent, whereas female arrests increased 10 percent.
Winikoff has been arrested for sexual battery and simple assault.
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O'Neil had pleaded not guilty to sexual assaults on two 10-year-olds and an 11- year-old at Strathclyde Business Park and nearby Bellshill Industrial Estate in January last year, but one charge was changed to simple assault.
Two teamsters, Kevin McNulty and Mark Nardone, have already pled guilty (July 1) to one felony count each of riot, and conspiracy; and two misdemeanor counts each of simple assault.
The 2013 decrease in violent crime was largely the result of a slight decline in simple assault, which is violence that does not involve a weapon or serious injury.
In 2011 he was charged for robbery, simple assault and terroristic threats and later pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property and simple assault.
1) Under the authority of section 534 of title 28, United States Code, the Attorney General shall acquire data, for each calendar year, about crimes that manifest evidence of prejudice based on race, gender and gender identity, [emphasis added] religion, disability, sexual orientation, or ethnicity, including where appropriate the crimes of murder, non-negligent manslaughter; forcible rape; aggravated assault, simple assault, intimidation; arson; and destruction, damage or vandalism of property.
What is difficult to explain, with the number of non-domestic aggravated and simple assault and battery cases increasing, is why knife attacks went down in 2010.
The 60-year-old Foreman was awaiting arraignment on charges of simple assault and reckless endangerment, police said.

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