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Georgia Code Title 24. Evidence § 24-4-415

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(a)?In a civil or administrative proceeding in which a claim for damages or other relief is predicated on a party's alleged commission of conduct constituting an offense of sexual assault or an offense of child molestation, evidence of that party's commission of another offense of sexual assault or another offense of child molestation shall be admissible and may be considered as provided in Code Sections 24-4-413 and 24-4-414.

(b)?A party who intends to offer evidence under this Code section shall disclose the evidence to the party against whom it will be offered, including statements of witnesses or a summary of the substance of any testimony that is expected to be offered, at least ten days in advance of trial, unless the time is shortened or lengthened or pretrial notice is excused by the judge upon good cause shown.

(c)?This Code section shall not be the exclusive means to admit or consider evidence described in this Code section.

(d)?As used in this Code section, the term:

(1)??Offense of child molestation? means any conduct or attempt or conspiracy to engage in:

(A)?Conduct that would be a violation of Code Section 16-6-4, 16-6-5, 16-12-100, 16-12-100.2, or 16-12-100.3;

(B)?Any crime that involves contact between any part of the accused's body or an object and the genitals or anus of a child;

(C)?Any crime that involves contact between the genitals or anus of the accused and any part of the body of a child; ?or

(D)?Any crime that involves deriving sexual pleasure or gratification from the infliction of death, bodily injury, or physical pain on a child.

(2)??Offense of sexual assault? means any conduct or attempt or conspiracy to engage in:

(A)?Conduct that would be a violation of Code Section 16-6-1, 16-6-2, 16-6-3, 16-6-5.1, 16-6-22, 16-6-22.1, or 16-6-22.2;

(B)?Any crime that involves contact, without consent, between any part of the accused's body or an object and the genitals or anus of another person;

(C)?Any crime that involves contact, without consent, between the genitals or anus of the accused and any part of another person's body; ?or

(D)?Any crime that involves deriving sexual pleasure or gratification from the infliction of death, bodily injury, or physical pain on another person.

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