Sexual Battery in Alexandria Virginia

Alexandria Virginia Law defines sexual crime as an act of an individual where he engages in any sexual act without the consent of another individual. Often it is assumed that sexual offenses cover acts in which physical contact has taken place, however, it is not always true. These acts include indecent exposure or exposure in front of minors. Therefore it is important for a person to understand Alexandria Virginia sexual Assault Laws & punishments.

Types of Sexual Crimes in Alexandria Virginia

Alexandria Virginia Sexual laws and their respective punishments are categorized into two different categories:

  1. Sexual Offense
    1. The Sexual offenses are less grave than the other sexual category, however as all the sexual offenses are considered to be serious criminal offense, the offenders are subjected to heavy penalties and imprisonment.
  2. Sexual violent offense
    1. Sexual violent offenses are more serious and they carry harsh punishments. These acts include:
      1. rape
      2. Abduction
  • Sexual penetration with an object
  1. Forcible sodomy
  2. Aggravated sexual battery
  3. Involving a minor in any indecent sexual activity.

Possible Punishments for Sexual Abuse

In Alexandria Virginia, sexual abuse punishment varies with the type of the crime. However, these punishments include:

  1. Heavy Fines
  2. Lifetime imprisonment
  3. Registration in the sex offender registry of Alexandria Virginia

Sexual Battery:

Sexual battery means that the assaulter sexually abuses the victim along with a forceful threat.

According to the Alexandria Virginia law 18.2-67.4

“An accused is guilty of sexual battery if he sexually abuses, as defined in § 18.2-67.10, (i) the complaining witness against the will of the complaining witness, by force, threat, intimidation, or ruse, (ii) within a two-year period, more than one complaining witness or one complaining witness on more than one occasion intentionally and without the consent of the complaining witness, an inmate who has been committed to jail or convicted and sentenced to confinement in a state or local correctional facility or regional jail, and the accused is an employee or contractual employee of, or a volunteer with, the state or local correctional facility or regional jail; is in a position of authority over the inmate; and knows that the inmate is under the jurisdiction of the state or local correctional facility or regional jail. Sexual battery is a Class 1 misdemeanor.”

Impact of aggregated sex crime on the Society

Majority of people are reported to have committed suicide due to the humiliation of sexual abuse without even taking the assaulter to the court. Even though the court has issued many orders to protect individuals who are facing depression or are found to have intention of having suicide

Penalties for sexual battery 

  1. Sexual Battery: One-year imprisonment and a fine of $2500 maximum
  2. Aggravated Sexual Battery: Twenty years imprisonment and fine of a $100,000 maximum
  3. Sexual Battery When Infected: five-year imprisonment and a fine of $2500 maximum
  4. Attempted Sexual Battery: One to five years imprisonment and a fine of $2500 maximum

Sex offender registry in Virginia

A person charged with the sexual offense or sexually violent offense is registered as a sex offender in the state’s registry. The listed Offenders are not allowed to reside near schools, public parks, child care or any such places. This list is open to the public.