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Gross Sexual Imposition ORC § 2907.05

What is Gross Sexual Imposition?

A person is guilty of Gross Sexual Imposition (GSI) in Ohio if it can be proven beyond a reasonable doubt that they:
  • Have sexual contact with another person, AND
    • The offender compels the other person to submit by force or threat of force, or
    • The offender uses a drug, intoxicant, or controlled substance to impair the other persons judgment, or
    • The other person’s ability to resist or consent is impaired as a result of the influence of a drug or intoxicant, or
    • The other person is less than 13 years old, regardless of whether or not the offender knows their age; or
    • The other person’s ability to resist or consent is impaired because of a mental or physical condition, or old age and the offender has reason to know this.
Possible Penalties for Gross Sexual Imposition:
Generally GSI is a 4th Degree Felony in Ohio.

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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