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Aggravated Sexual Battery Virginia Fairfax Lawyers Violation Code 18.2-67.3

Aggravated Sexual Battery Virginia


In Virginia, aggravated sexual battery is a criminal offense punishable under Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-67.3 and is punishable by confinement in a state correctional facility for a term of not less than one nor more than 20 years and by a fine of not more than $100,000

Below is a sample case of aggravated sexual battery in Virginia as interpreted by a lawyer in our firm.

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Under Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-67.3,

"A. An accused shall be guilty of aggravated sexual battery if he or she sexually abuses the complaining witness, and

  1. The complaining witness is less than 13 years of age, or
  2. The act is accomplished through the use of the complaining witness's mental incapacity or physical helplessness, or
  3. The offense is committed by a parent, step-parent, grandparent, or step-grandparent and the complaining witness is at least 13 but less than 18 years of age, or
  4. The act is accomplished against the will of the complaining witness by force, threat or intimidation, and

       a. The complaining witness is at least 13 but less than 15 years of age, or
       b. The accused causes serious bodily or mental injury to the complaining witness, or
       c. The accused uses or threatens to use a dangerous weapon..."
For a lot of our clients, aggravated sexual battery can result in the loss of their job, their security clearance or even their immigration status.

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Jackson v. Commonwealth

Facts:

Defendant appealed a judgment by the Circuit Court of Fairfax (Virginia) that convicted him of aggravated sexual battery in violation of Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-67.3; defendant claimed that the trial court erred in finding that aggravated sexual battery was a lesser-included offense of forcible sodomy.

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Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:

  • The crime of forcible sodomy is comprised of the following elements: (1.) an accused shall be guilty of forcible sodomy if he or she engages in cunnilingus with a complaining witness who is not his or her spouse, or causes a complaining witness, whether or not his or her spouse, to engage in such acts with any other person; and (2.) the complaining witness is less than 13 years of age or otherwise included in Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-67.1(A)(2).
  • The crime of aggravated sexual battery is composed of the following elements: (1.) the accused intentionally touched either the complaining witness's genitalia, anus, groin, breast, or buttocks or material covering those body parts; (2.) with the intent to sexually molest, arouse, or gratify either the perpetrator or the victim; and (3.) the victim was less than 13 years of age, or otherwise included in Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-67.3(A)(2), (3), or (4). Va. Code Ann. §§ 18.2-67.3, 18.2-67.10(2), (6).

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Disclaimer:

These summaries are provided by the SRIS Law Group. They represent the firm’s unofficial views of the Justices’ opinions. The original opinions should be consulted for their authoritative content.

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