In Louisiana, the crime of Sexual Battery of the Infirm may be found at La. R.S. 14:93.5. It is the intentional engaging in any of the sexual acts listed below with another person, who is not the spouse of the offender, when:
(1) The offender compels the victim, who is physically incapable of preventing the act because of advanced age or physical infirmity, to submit by placing the victim in fear of receiving bodily harm.
(2) The victim is incapable of resisting or of understanding the nature of the act by reason of stupor or abnormal condition of the mind produced by an intoxicating, narcotic, or anesthetic agent administered by or with the privity of the offender.
(3) The victim has such incapacity, by reason of a stupor or abnormal condition of mind from any cause, and the offender knew or should have known of the victim’s incapacity.
(4) The victim is incapable, through unsoundness of mind, whether temporary or permanent, of understanding the nature of the act, and the offender knew or should have known of the victim’s incapacity.
“Sexual acts” mean either of the following:
(1) The touching of the anus or genitals of the victim by the offender using any instrumentality or any part of the body of the offender.
(2) The touching of the anus or genitals of the offender by the victim using any instrumentality or any part of the body of the victim.
Note: Normal medical treatments or sanitary care is not considered a violation of this offense.
Penalties / Sentencing : Sexual Batter of the Infirm
Whoever commits the crime of sexual battery of persons with infirmities shall be punished by imprisonment, with or without hard labor, for not more than 20 years.
If the victim is a resident of a nursing home, facility for persons with intellectual disabilities, mental health facility, hospital, or other residential facility and the offender is an employee of such home or facility, the offender shall be punished by imprisonment, with or without hard labor, for not more than 25 years.
If you have been arrested for a crime against the infirm or if your loved one is the victim of a crime against the infirm, contact New orleans criminal lawyer