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Gross Sexual Imposition

The crime of Gross Sexual Imposition is prosecuted under Ohio's Revised Code 2907.05. The crime can be charged as a third-degree misdemeanor for a first offense, a first-degree misdemeanor for a second offense, or as a third-degree felony if the allegation involves a child under the age of 13 years old.

Under R.C. 2971.01(L)(1), a sexually violent predator specification only applies to a violation of division (A)(4) of R.C. 2907.05.

Lawyers for Gross Sexual Imposition in Cincinnati, OH

If you were charged with the crime of “Gross Sexual Imposition” under Oho’s Revised Code 2907.05, then contact an attorney at Joslyn Law Firm. The attorneys fight sexually motivated crimes throughout Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The attorneys also represent clients arrested in the largest enclaves within Cincinnati's city limits include Norwood, Elmwood Place, and Saint Bernard. Nearby cities include Blue Ash, Cheviot, Deer Park, Forest Park, Harrison, Village of Indian Hill, Madeira, Montgomery, Mount Healthy, North College Hill, Norwood, Reading, Silverton, Springdale, St. Bernard and Wyoming.

Call (513) 399-6289 to discuss your case today during a free and confidential consultation.


Elements of Gross Sexual Imposition R.C. 2907.05

The following elements of gross sexual imposition under Ohio’s Revised Code must be proven at trial beyond all reasonable doubt. Those elements include proof that the defendant either had sexual contact with another, caused another to have sexual contact with the defendant or caused two or more other persons to have sexual contact with each other; and either: 

(A)(1) the defendant purposely compelled the other person or one of the other persons to submit by force or threat of force;

or

(A)(2) for the purpose of preventing resistance, the defendant substantially impaired or significantly weakened the judgment or control of the other person or one of the other persons by administering a drug, intoxicant or controlled substance to the other person surreptitiously, by force, by threat of force, or by deception.

or

(A)(3) the defendant knew that the judgment or control of the other person or one of the other persons was substantially impaired or significantly weakened as a result of the influence of any drug, any intoxicant or any controlled substance administered to the other person with his/her consent for the purpose of any kind of medical examination, dental examination, treatment, or surgery.

or

(A)(4) the other person or one of the other persons was less than thirteen years of age, whether or not the defendant knew the age of such person.

or

(A)(5) the other person's or one of the other person's ability to resist or consent was substantially impaired or significantly weakened because of a mental condition, physical] condition, or advanced age and the offender knew or had reasonable cause to believe that the other person's or one of the other person's ability to resist or consent was substantially impaired or significantly weakened because of the other person’s mental condition, physical] condition or advanced age.

The standard jury instructions for gross sexual imposition were developed by the Ohio Judicial Conference and apply to offenses committed on and after March 10, 1998. The jury instructions were last revised on October 22, 2011. Related offenses in Ohio include sexual imposition and sexual battery.


Penalties for Sexual Imposition Crimes in Ohio

After an arrest for gross sexual imposition, the crime can be charged as a third-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 60 days in jail and a $500 fine. A second offense can be charged as a first-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to six (6) months in jail and a $5,000 fines.

If the accusation of gross sexual imposition involves a child under the age of 13, then you will be charged with a third-degree felony punishable by a minimum of one-year incarceration and up to a maximum of five years in prison along with a $10,000 fine.


Definitions for Gross Sexual Imposition in Ohio

The definition of “sexual contact” is defined to mean any touching of an erogenous zone of another, including without limitation the thigh, genitals, buttock, pubic region, or, if the person is a female, a breast, for the purpose of sexually arousing or gratifying either person.

The term “force” is defined to mean any violence, compulsion, or constraint physically exerted by any means upon or against a person or thing. The definition of “threat” includes direct or indirect threat. Ohio law considers the term “administer” to mean the direct application of a drug to a person whether by injection, inhalation, ingestion, or other means. Finally, the term “surreptitiously” means to act in a secret, sly, hidden or stealthy manner.


Attorneys for Sexual Imposition in Hamilton, OH

If you were charged with the sexually motivated crime of gross sexual imposition in Cincinnati, Ohio, or the surrounding areas, then contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer at Joslyn Law Firm.

The attorneys at Joslyn Law Firm represent clients throughout Ohio's third-most populous county, Hamilton County, and the adjacent areas of Butler County to the north, Warren County to the northeast, and Clermont County to the east.

Call (513) 399-6289 today to discuss your case.


This article was last updated on Monday, March 13, 2017.

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