Indiana Code Title 34. Civil Law and Procedure § 34-6-2-34.5




Sec. 34.5 . “Domestic or family violence” means, except for an act of self-defense, the occurrence of at least one (1) of the following acts committed by a family or household member:

(1) Attempting to cause, threatening to cause, or causing physical harm to another family or household member.

(2) Placing a family or household member in fear of physical harm.

(3) Causing a family or household member to involuntarily engage in sexual activity by force, threat of force, or duress.

(4) Beating (as described in IC 35-46-3-0.5(2) ), torturing (as described in IC 35-46-3-0.5(5) ), mutilating (as described in IC 35-46-3-0.5(3) ), or killing a vertebrate animal without justification with the intent to threaten, intimidate, coerce, harass, or terrorize a family or household member.

For purposes of IC 34-26-5, domestic and family violence also includes stalking (as defined in IC 35-45-10-1 ) or a sex offense under IC 35-42-4, whether or not the stalking or sex offense is committed by a family or household member.





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