Stone Mountain, Ga. - Officers with the DeKalb County Police Department have released a sketch of a suspect that they have accused of groping multiple women at different bus stops in the local area.
The incidents occurred at random bus stops in Stone Mountain. Victims have reported that the suspect is either a “light-skinned African American or Hispanic man with a curly afro.” They have described him as around 175 pounds and about 5'8”.
As a Georgia Sex Crimes Attorney, I will outline the crime of sexual battery which encompasses the actions allegedly taken by the man in the incidents above.
Sexual Battery in Georgia
Sexual battery in Georgia is defined by the Georgia Code in O.C.G.A. §16-6-22 as:
A person commits the offense of sexual battery when he or she intentionally makes physical contact with the intimate parts of the body of another person without the consent of that person.
By law, intimate body parts include the primary genital area, anus, groin, inner thighs, or buttocks of a male or female and the breasts of a female.
A person convicted of the offense of sexual battery shall be punished as for a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature. This means that if convicted of sexual battery, a person is facing up to 12 months in jail and fines up to $5,000.
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