2006 Code of Virginia § 18.2-67.4 - Sexual battery

18.2-67.4. Sexual battery.

A. An accused is guilty of sexual battery if he sexually abuses, as definedin 18.2-67.10, (i) the complaining witness against the will of thecomplaining witness, by force, threat, intimidation, or ruse, (ii) an inmatewho has been committed to jail or convicted and sentenced to confinement in astate or local correctional facility or regional jail, and the accused is anemployee or contractual employee of, or a volunteer with, the state or localcorrectional facility or regional jail; is in a position of authority overthe inmate; and knows that the inmate is under the jurisdiction of the stateor local correctional facility or regional jail, or (iii) a probationer,parolee, or a pretrial or posttrial offender under the jurisdiction of theDepartment of Corrections, a local community-based probation program, apretrial services program, a local or regional jail for the purposes ofimprisonment, a work program or any other parole/probationary or pretrialservices program and the accused is an employee or contractual employee of,or a volunteer with, the Department of Corrections, a local community-basedprobation program, a pretrial services program or a local or regional jail;is in a position of authority over an offender; and knows that the offenderis under the jurisdiction of the Department of Corrections, a localcommunity-based probation program, a pretrial services program or a local orregional jail.

B. Sexual battery is a Class 1 misdemeanor.

(1981, c. 397; 1997, c. 643; 1999, c. 294; 2000, cc. 832, 1040; 2006, c. 284.)

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