Originally Posted by EMartNJ
Hey, Norcal is wrong. That never
Or not, turns out different states have different statutes. but don't let facts get in the way of your narrative.
CA more accurately call sexual assault sexual battery, which is a separate cause of action from rape. In CA rape does require penetration.
(a) Any person who touches
an intimate part of another
person while that person is unlawfully restrained by the accused or
an accomplice, and if the touching is against the will of the person
touched and is for the purpose of sexual arousal, sexual
gratification, or sexual abuse, is guilty of sexual battery. . .
. . . (2) As used in this subdivision, "touches" means physical contact
with another person, whether accomplished directly, through the
clothing of the person committing the offense, or through the
clothing of the victim.
. . .
(1) "Intimate part" means the sexual organ, anus, groin, or
buttocks of any person, and the breast
of a female.