HOUSE BILL No. 1080
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 35-42-4-8.
Synopsis: Sexual battery. Makes it sexual battery, a Class D felony,
for a person to, with intent to arouse or satisfy the person's own sexual
desires or the sexual desires of another person, touch another person
when that person is unaware that the touching is occurring.
Effective: July 1, 2012.
Frye R, Eberhart
January 9, 2012, read first time and referred to Committee on Courts and Criminal Code.
Second Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2012)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1080
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
criminal law and procedure.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 35-42-4-8; (12)IN1080.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 35-42-4-8 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2012]: Sec. 8. (a) 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
(1) compelled to submit to the touching by force or the imminent
threat of force;
(2) unaware that the touching is occurring; or
so mentally disabled or deficient that consent to the
touching cannot be given;
commits sexual battery, a Class D felony.
(b) An offense described in subsection (a) is a Class C felony if:
(1) it is committed by using or threatening the use of deadly force;
(2) it is committed while armed with a deadly weapon; or
(3) the commission of the offense is facilitated by furnishing the
victim, without the victim's knowledge, with a drug (as defined in
IC 16-42-19-2(1)) or a controlled substance (as defined in
IC 35-48-1-9) or knowing that the victim was furnished with the
drug or controlled substance without the victim's knowledge.