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CRIMINAL DEFENSE

SEXUAL BATTERY

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Indiana Code 35-42-4-8 Sexual Battery

A person who, with intent to arouse or satisfy the person's own sexual desires or the sexual desires of another person touches another person when that person is compelled to submit to the touching by force or the imminent threat of force; or so mentally disabled or deficient that consent to the touching cannot be given; or touches another person's genitals, pubic area, buttocks, or female breast when that person is unaware that the touching is occurring commits sexual battery, a Level 6 felony.

 

The offense is a Level 4 felony if it is committed by using or threatening the use of deadly force; it is committed while armed with a deadly weapon; or the commission of the offense is facilitated by furnishing the victim, without the victim's knowledge, with a drug or a controlled substance or knowing that the victim was furnished with the drug or controlled substance without the victim's knowledge.