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Gross Sexual Imposition ORC § 2907.05

Definition of Gross Sexual Imposition:
  • Sexual contact with another, who is not the spouse; or
  • Causing another, who is not the spouse, to have sexual contact;
    • By force or threat of force; or
    • With knowledge that a person is substantially impaired by a drug; or
    • If the victim is less than thirteen years old; or
    • By Touching the genitalia of another who is less than twelve years old.
Potential Penalties:

Gross sexual imposition is distinguished from rape in that it entails any sexual contact instead of conduct and thus, is generally less serious. Gross sexual imposition is a felony of the third degree, which carries with it a sentence of 1-5 years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000.

At Funkhouser Law, we know that everyone accused of gross sexual imposition has the presumption of innocence. However, these are serious allegations and, as such, we work to accomplish the most favorable outcome for each of our clients. If you have been accused of gross sexual imposition, please call Funkhouser Law for a free consultation with an experienced peer-rated lawyer.

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