Sexual Battery

Indiana Code 35-42-4-8 Sexual Battery

  • (a) A person who, with intent to arouse or satisfy the person's own sexual desires or the sexual desires of another person:
    • (1) touches another person when that person is:
      • (A) compelled to submit to the touching by force or the imminent threat of force;  or
      • (B) so mentally disabled or deficient that consent to the touching cannot be given;  or
    • (2) touches another person's genitals, pubic area, buttocks, or female breast when that person is unaware that the touching is occurring;
  • commits sexual battery, a Level 6 felony.
  • (b) An offense described in subsection (a) is a Level 4 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.


If you know of someone that is a victim of Sexual Battery please call 911 to report the crime or contact the Sexual Assault Treatment Center: