Sexual Battery is defined as intentionally making physical contact with the intimate parts of the body of another person without the consent of that person. “Intimate parts” is defined as the primary genital area, anus, groin, inner thighs, or buttocks of a male or female and the breasts of a female. Sexual battery is punishable as a misdemeanor. Sexual battery against any child under the age of 16 years, however, is punishable as a felony.
Aggravated Sexual Battery is defined as intentionally penetrating with a foreign object the sexual organ or anus of another person without the consent of that person. “Foreign object” is defined as any article or instrument other than the sexual organ of a person.
These charges typically arise in conjunction with child molestation allegations. Therefore, in these cases we employ the same investigation strategies and pretrial motion practice as we would in any child molestation case. To learn more, please visit Child Molestation Cases and Our Practice.