Sexual Assault vs. Aggravated Sexual Assault [Infographic]

Phoenix sex crime attorneys

Phoenix sex crime attorneys

Aggravated sexual assault is a more serious form of sexual assault.

Charges are usually elevated to an aggravated offense if the assailant:

  • Shows or uses a deadly weapon

  • Causes severe physical injury or permanently harms the victim

  • Acts with extreme indifference to human life during the assault

  • Attempts to kill the victim or another person during the assault

  • Is aided by or commits the assault with one or more people

  • Assaults someone elderly, disabled, or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

  • Is a step-parent or guardian of the victim

  • Has authority over the victim because of legal, professional, or occupational status

  • Commits the assault during another felony

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