Sexual Assault vs. Aggravated Sexual Assault [Infographic]
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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