Earlier this week a thirty-six year old man was sentenced to twenty-three years to life in prison for sexually assaulting a thirteen-year-old member of the youth soccer team he coached. He had pleaded guilty to attempting to commit the Nevada crime of sexual assault of a minor and other related charges. If he's ever released, he has to register as a sex offender and submit to lifetime supervision.
The Nevada crime of sexual assault (rape) occurs when someone has sexual penetration with another against that person's will or while that person isn't able to consent. The most common defenses to this crime are that the victim did consent to the sexual act or that the victim falsely accused the defendant. Sexually touching another without penetration and without consent is not considered "sexual assault" but rather "open or gross lewdness" in Nevada.