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Aggravated Sexual Battery No Longer a Lesser Included of Rape of a Child

The crime of ‘sexual battery’ in Tennessee differs from the crime of ‘rape’ in that sexual battery only requires ‘sexual contact’ and rape requires ‘sexual penetration.’ These terms are defined by statute. ‘Sexual contact’ requires that the contact be for the purpose of ‘sexual gratification.’ ‘Sexual penetration’ does not require such a purpose. Even though

Aggravated Sexual Battery No Longer a Lesser Included of Rape of a Child

The crime of ‘sexual battery’ in Tennessee differs from the crime of ‘rape’ in that sexual battery only requires ‘sexual contact’ and rape requires ‘sexual penetration.’ These terms are defined by statute. ‘Sexual contact’ requires that the contact be for the purpose of ‘sexual gratification.’ ‘Sexual penetration’ does not require such a purpose. Even though

Evidence Sufficient to Convict of Sexual Battery by an Authority Figure

The Tennessee crime of sexual battery by an authority figure involves unlawful sexual contact with a person age thirteen through seventeen, accomplished by using legal, professional, or occupational status placing the offender in a position of trust, supervisory, or legal authority over the victim. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 39-13-527. On appeal of the Defendant’s conviction for this crime in

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Knoxville Criminal Defense Lawyer | DUI Law Firm | TN

Knoxville Criminal Defense Lawyer | DUI Law Firm | TN

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