There is a common misunderstanding about sexual assault; that it is about some unencumbered sexual urge or drive. The truth is, sexual assault is a power dynamic. The perpetrator is trying to exert power over another person. This is why some of the most common victims of sexual assault come from our most vulnerable populations: young children; those with intellectual and emotional disabilities; and the elderly. I encourage you to read this article from Psychology Today for a more in-depth look.