Charges of sexual assault are not always based on allegations of extreme violence. Sometimes actions that one party thinks are permissible are actually not welcome by the other party, and allegations of inappropriate sexual contact ensue. A person can face a charge of sexual assault for touching another person in a way that is perceived to be inappropriate.
Recently in Toronto, a man pleaded guilty to sexual assault in connection with an incident involving a Toronto Transit Commission ambassador. According to the TTC, the employee was approached by the 44-year-old man, who asked for help before allegedly making inappropriate contact with the woman.