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Between January and September of 2013, the man has been accused of sexually abusing a young girl. Investigators in Hall County were contacted by the Division of Family and Children Services concerning the man. It started in White County with another minor girl and then the Hall County incidents allegedly occurred.
As a Georgia Sex Crimes Lawyer, I will cover the offense of aggravated sexual battery in today's post.
Aggravated 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.
Aggravated sexual battery in Georgia is also defined in the same statute as:
A person commits the offense of aggravated sexual battery when he or she intentionally penetrates with a foreign object the sexual organ or anus of another person without the consent of that person.
Aggravated sexual battery is classified as a felony. A person convicted of the offense of aggravated sexual battery shall be punished by imprisonment for life or by a split sentence that is a term of imprisonment for not less than 25 years and not exceeding life imprisonment, followed by probation for life.
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