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Indiana Code Title 35. Criminal Law and Procedure § 35-42-4-8

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Sec. 8. (a) A person who, with intent to arouse or satisfy the person's own sexual desires or the sexual desires of another person:

(1)?touches another person when that person is:

(A)?compelled to submit to the touching by force or the imminent threat of force; ?or

(B)?so mentally disabled or deficient that consent to the touching cannot be given; ?or

(2)?touches another person's genitals, pubic area, buttocks, or female breast when that person is unaware that the touching is occurring;

commits sexual battery, a Level 6 felony.

(b)?An offense described in subsection (a) is a Level 4 felony if:

(1)?it is committed by using or threatening the use of deadly force;

(2)?it is committed while armed with a deadly weapon; ?or

(3)?the commission of the offense is facilitated by furnishing the victim, without the victim's knowledge, with a drug (as defined in IC 16-42-19-2(1)) or a controlled substance (as defined in IC 35-48-1-9) or knowing that the victim was furnished with the drug or controlled substance without the victim's knowledge.

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