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McDonough Police Search for Suspect in Sexual Battery Case

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 01, 2021 | 0 Comments

Henry County Police

McDonough, Ga. – Police are offering a $12,500 reward for any information regarding a suspect who has been accused of accosting a 75-year-old woman at a local senior living community in Henry County.

According to investigators, the suspect entered her unlocked apartment on February 5th. They are currently examining forensic evidence linked to the case and have possibly connected the case to another attack nearby.

As a Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyer, I will focus today's post on the offense of sexual battery as it is defined by Georgia law.

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.

Practice Note

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Richard Lawson

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