2015 New Hampshire Revised Statutes
Section 632-A:1 - Definitions.

NH Rev Stat § 632-A:1 (2015) What's This?

    632-A:1 Definitions. – In this chapter:
    I. "Actor'' means a person accused of a crime of sexual assault.
    I-a. "Affinity'' means a relation which one spouse because of marriage has to blood relatives of the other spouse.
    I-b. "Genital openings'' means the internal or external genitalia including, but not limited to, the vagina, labia majora, labia minora, vulva, urethra or perineum.
    I-c. "Pattern of sexual assault'' means committing more than one act under RSA 632-A:2 or RSA 632-A:3, or both, upon the same victim over a period of 2 months or more and within a period of 5 years.
    II. "Retaliate'' means to undertake action against the interests of the victim, including, but not limited to:
       (a) Physical or mental torment or abuse.
       (b) Kidnapping, false imprisonment or extortion.
       (c) Public humiliation or disgrace.
    III. "Serious personal injury'' means extensive bodily injury or disfigurement, extreme mental anguish or trauma, disease or loss or impairment of a sexual or reproductive organ.
    IV. "Sexual contact'' means the intentional touching whether directly, through clothing, or otherwise, of the victim's or actor's sexual or intimate parts, including emissions, tongue, anus, breasts, and buttocks. Sexual contact includes only that aforementioned conduct which can be reasonably construed as being for the purpose of sexual arousal or gratification.
    V. (a) "Sexual penetration'' means:
          (1) Sexual intercourse; or
          (2) Cunnilingus; or
          (3) Fellatio; or
          (4) Anal intercourse; or
          (5) Any intrusion, however slight, of any part of the actor's body, including emissions, or any object manipulated by the actor into genital or anal openings of the victim's body; or
          (6) Any intrusion, however slight, of any part of the victim's body, including emissions, or any object manipulated by the victim into the oral, genital, or anal openings of the actor's body; or
          (7) Any act which forces, coerces, or intimidates the victim to perform any sexual penetration as defined in subparagraphs (1)-(6) on the actor, on another person, or on himself.
       (b) Emissions include semen, urine, and feces. Emission is not required as an element of any form of sexual penetration.
       (c) "Objects'' include animals as defined in RSA 644:8, II.
    VI. "Therapy'' means the treatment of bodily, mental, or behavioral disorders by remedial agents or methods.

Source. 1975, 302:1. 1979, 127:1. 1981, 553:10. 1986, 132:2. 1992, 254:3-5. 1994, 185:1. 1998, 240:1. 1999, 177:1, eff. Aug. 30, 1999. 2008, 334:8, eff. Jan. 1, 2009.

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