In most states, sexual battery is a less serious crime than rape.
Sexual battery is an unwanted form of contact with an intimate part of the body that is made for purposes of sexual arousal, sexual gratification or sexual abuse. Sexual battery may occur whether the victim is clothed or not. The following is an example of a state law defining.
The law further explains that the unwanted touching of another’s intimate part, under Penal Code Section , is done for the purpose of sexual gratification. Sexual Assault can be prosecuted as a felony or a misdemeanor, depending upon the circumstances. (d) The touching was.