Originally Posted by Harold falcon
I'm not sure why you think "sexual battery" is a more accurate term than "sexual assault" but the simple fact is touching a lady's breast is not sexual assault in CA.
Also, NY does not have an offense titled "sexual assault" or "sexual battery".
See, this is the whole problem with SJWs trying to redefine terms to get to their statistics of every woman raped and every man a rapist.
b/c when most people think "assault" they really mean "battery." Its the deference between an attempt or threat and an actual use of force. Grabbing a lady part is not an attempt, it is an actual use of force, thus battery, not assault.
Assault: An assault is an unlawful attempt, coupled with a present
ability, to commit a violent injury on the person of another.
Battery: A battery is any willful and unlawful use of force or violence
upon the person of another.
NY has a variety of statutes, but uses the term "sexual abuse."
The point being that many states have laws which distinguish rape- which is penatrative as you pointed out- from other forms of criminal violence with a sexual component generically called "sexual assault" (http://statelaws.findlaw.com/criminal-laws/sexual-assault.html
). Obviously the exact language and ways in which "sexual assault" is parsed will vary between jurisdictions.
And no that is not a way to pad the stats, it makes perfect sense to have laws that distinguish from grabbing a girls tits through her shirt and forcably shoving your cock up her ass.
I'm honestly not sure what your arguing here. If it is a purely semantic point, fine I guess you win. Mount that on your wall.