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What does the charge "Gross sexual imposition" mean?

Posted by on May. 27, 2008 at 8:31 PM
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My 21 year old daughter just had a baby in October of 2007 and the guy that is the father is in prison for breaking and entering.  She had only been with this guy for a few months when she got  pregnant and shortly after that the guy went to prison, well DNA just confirmed that he is the father so I got to looking up things about his and on his court records this is one of the charges and I was just wondering what this means.  Does it mean with a child or something like that?
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SDMom0708
by on May. 27, 2008 at 8:32 PM
IDK, but it sounds like rape to me.

Lexylex
by on May. 27, 2008 at 8:33 PM
Skyecaitlin88
by Silver Member on May. 27, 2008 at 8:34 PM

Gross sexual imposition is a sexual offense which is governed by state laws, which vary by state. The following is an example of one state's law dealing with gross sexual imposition:

"2907.05. Gross sexual imposition.

(A) No person shall have sexual contact with another, not the spouse of the offender; cause another, not the spouse of the offender, to have sexual contact with the offender; or cause two or more other persons to have sexual contact when any of the following applies:

  1. The offender purposely compels the other person, or one of the other persons, to submit by force or threat of force.
  2. For the purpose of preventing resistance, the offender substantially impairs the judgment or control of the other person or of one of the other persons by administering any drug, intoxicant, or controlled substance to the other person surreptitiously or by force, threat of force, or deception.
  3. The offender knows that the judgment or control of the other person or of one of the other persons is substantially impaired as a result of the influence of any drug or intoxicant administered to the other person with the other person's consent for the purpose of any kind of medical or dental examination, treatment, or surgery.
  4. The other person, or one of the other persons, is less than thirteen years of age, whether or not the offender knows the age of that person.
  5. The ability of the other person to resist or consent or the ability of one of the other persons to resist or consent is substantially impaired because of a mental or physical condition or because of advanced age, and the offender knows or has reasonable cause to believe that the ability to resist or consent of the other person or of one of the other persons is substantially impaired because of a mental or physical condition or because of advanced age.

(B) Whoever violates this section is guilty of gross sexual imposition. Except as otherwise provided in this section, a violation of division (A)(1), (2), (3), or (5) of this section is a felony of the fourth degree. If the offender under division (A)(2) of this section substantially impairs the judgment or control of the other person or one of the other persons by administering any controlled substance described in section 3719.41 of the Revised Code to the person surreptitiously or by force, threat of force, or deception, a violation of division (A)(2) of this section is a felony of the third degree. A violation of division (A)(4) of this section is a felony of the third degree.

(C) A victim need not prove physical resistance to the offender in prosecutions under this section.

(D) Evidence of specific instances of the victim's sexual activity, opinion evidence of the victim's sexual activity, and reputation evidence of the victim's sexual activity shall not be admitted under this section unless it involves evidence of the origin of semen, pregnancy, or disease, or the victim's past sexual activity with the offender, and only to the extent that the court finds that the evidence is material to a fact at issue in the case and that its inflammatory or prejudicial nature does not outweigh its probative value.

Evidence of specific instances of the defendant's sexual activity, opinion evidence of the defendant's sexual activity, and reputation evidence of the defendant's sexual activity shall not be admitted under this section unless it involves evidence of the origin of semen, pregnancy, or disease, the defendant's past sexual activity with the victim, or is admissible against the defendant under section 2945.59 of the Revised Code, and only to the extent that the court finds that the evidence is material to a fact at issue in the case and that its inflammatory or prejudicial nature does not outweigh its probative value.

(E) Prior to taking testimony or receiving evidence of any sexual activity of the victim or the defendant in a proceeding under this section, the court shall resolve the admissibility of the proposed evidence in a hearing in chambers, which shall be held at or before preliminary hearing and not less than three days before trial, or for good cause shown during the trial.

(F) Upon approval by the court, the victim may be represented by counsel in any hearing in chambers or other proceeding to resolve the admissibility of evidence. If the victim is indigent or otherwise is unable to obtain the services of counsel, the court, upon request, may appoint counsel to represent the victim without cost to the victim."

atkrause
by on May. 27, 2008 at 8:34 PM
i believe it is like providing porn or like wise to a minor
Anastasia's Mommy
1sttimemommy198
by on May. 27, 2008 at 8:34 PM
From what I read online it sounds pretty much like rape.....go ahead an google it. That is what I did!!
gremlingirl
by on May. 27, 2008 at 8:35 PM
i believe it means having sex with a minor. you can google it. but remember it will vary by state. good luck!!

 

 

laceysmom612
by on May. 27, 2008 at 8:37 PM
This is what I found


Gross sexual imposition

Being touched on/in the thigh, genitals, buttocks, pubic region, or breasts, when force or threat of force was used or the victim's ability to defend was impaired by drugs, alcohol, or mental condition.

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Mom2twinsinOH
by on May. 27, 2008 at 8:39 PM
This is a link for the state of Ohio's definition of the crime. 
http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/2907.05

If he was charged you should be able to find him on www.familywatchdog.us That is a site that lists registered sex offenders. They may also give a description of his crime and the age of the victim and if he knew her or not. I just did a paper for school on sex offenders and found a lot of info on that site. I hope that helps. 

(I am in Ohio too...East Cental I guess you would call it)
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