Sexual battery

: intentional and offensive sexual contact and esp. sexual intercourse with a person who has not given or (as in the case of a child) is incapable of giving consent
: forced or coerced contact with the sexual parts of either the victim or the perpetrator
see also rape
This is a broad definition of the offense. The specific elements of this crime vary from state to state, and some states use more narrow definitions.

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