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CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON


SexualCrimes

OBJECT SEXUAL PENETRATION

AGGRAVATED SEXUAL BATTERY

SEXUAL BATTERY

  • ELEMENTS:
    • A person must sexually abuse another person; and
      • Sexual abuse is when a person intends to sexually molest, arouse, or gratify and does the following:
        • Touches the complainant’s genitalia, anus, groin, breast, or buttocks or the clothing or material directly covering such intimate parts
        • Forces the complainant to touch the person’s, another person’s, or the complainant’s own, or another person’s genitalia, anus, groin, breast, or buttocks or the clothing or material directly covering such intimate parts
        • If the complainant is under the age of 13, the person causes or assists the complainant to touch the person’s, the complainant’s own, or another person’s genitalia, anus, groin, breast, or buttocks or the clothing or material directly covering such intimate parts; or
        • The person forces another person to touch the complainant’s genitalia, anus, groin, breast, or buttocks or the clothing or material directly covering such intimate parts.
    • It must be against the complainant’s will; and
    • It must have been completed by force, threat or intimidation, or ruse.

Simple Sexual Battery is Class 1 misdemeanor and a person convicted of simple assault and battery can receive the following:

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