Sexual Assault vs. Sexual Battery: What's the Difference?

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Key Difference

The difference between sexual assault and sexual battery is that sexual assault is a criminal act in which a person is forced into sexual intercourse whereas sexual batter is a criminal act in which a person is touch or contact sexually.

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Sexual Assault vs. Sexual Battery

Sexual assault and sexual battery are thought to be the same things, but they are not, there is a difference between both terms. Sexual assault and sexual battery both are criminal acts. If we talk about the main difference, then the main difference between sexual assault and sexual battery is that sexual assault is a criminal act in which person is forced to sexual intercourse whereas sexual batter is a criminal act in which person is touch or contact sexually. In many countries, sexual assault and sexual battery are considered to be the same, but there are some countries where there is find a difference between sexual assault and sexual battery. The charges on these crimes are also different. Sexual assault and sexual battery are both unacceptable crimes.

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Sexual assault is a criminal act in which a person is forced into sexual intercourse. Rape is a sort of sexual assault. Sexual assault includes vaginal intercourse, oral, anal penetration, child sexual abuse, groping and torture in a sexual manner. Rape is when a person is forced physically to have sexual intercourse.

Sexual assault is a kind of sexual behaviors; this is done when another person has more power than the victim. What important is that there should be proper knowledge of sexual assault. Every girl or every woman should have adequate information on how the touch, two types of contact is a bad touch and good touch. Parents and teachers should properly tell children the difference between lousy touch and good touch. You can categorise sexual assault on three categories that are Rape that is unwanted sexual intercourse. Child sexual abuse that is child rape. With power and threat have sexual intercourse with a child and indecent Assault.

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Sexual battery is a criminal act in which a person is in touch or contact sexually. The sexual battery that is also known as criminal sexual contact, basically it mean to touch someone without their permission in a way that is not liked by another person. The sexual battery does not include sexual intercourse, but it is still a very unethical crime that demands our serious concerns.  When a person touches another person intimate or private parts without their willing, it is said to be sexual battery. On the other hand, if a person is forcing some other person to touch him or her private part this also counts in sexual assault.

Every law making government have different ways of seeing this crime and dealing with this. Many people in this world are facing sexual battery, but they do not know how to raise their voice against this crime because they have no information what is sexual battery and how they are supposed to raise voice against it. It is essential that parents and teachers talk to students in their early ages about this problem.

Comparison Chart

BasisSexual Assault Sexual Battery 
MeaningSexual assault is a criminal act in which a person is forced into sexual intercourseSexual battery is a criminal act in which a person is in touch or contact sexually. 
PhysicalSexual Assault is forceful sexual intercourse.Sexual Battery is physical touching.
Crime Sexual Assault is sexual violenceSexual Battery is criminal sexual contact
Charge Sexual Assault is considered to be a felonySexual Battery is a misdemeanor charge

 What is Sexual Assault?

Sexual assault is a criminal act in which a person is forced into sexual intercourse. Rape is a sort of sexual assault. Sexual assault includes vaginal intercourse, oral, anal penetration, child sexual abuse, groping and torture in a sexual manner. Rape is when a person is forced physically to have sexual intercourse.  Sexual assault is a kind of sexual behaviors; this is done when another person has more power than the victim. What important is that there should be proper knowledge of sexual assault. Every girl or every woman should have proper information how the touch, two types of touch is bad touch and good touch. Parents and teachers should properly tell children the difference between bad touch and good touch. You can categorized sexual assault on three categories that are

  • Rape that is unwanted sexual intercourse.
  • Child sexual abuse that is child rape. With power and threat have sexual intercourse with child and
  • Indecent Assault.

Different Sexual Assault

Following are separate sexual assaults:

  • Rape
  • Sexual Coercion
  • Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Stalking
  • Groping
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Child Sexual Abuse

What is Sexual Battery?

Sexual battery is a criminal act in which a person is in touch or contact sexually. The sexual battery that is also known as criminal sexual contact, basically it mean to touch someone without their permission in a way that is not liked by another person. The sexual battery does not include sexual intercourse, but it is still a very unethical crime that demands our serious concerns.

When a person touches another person intimate or private parts without their willing, it is said to be sexual battery. On the other hand, if a person is forcing some other person to touch him or her private part this also counts in sexual battery. Every law making government have different ways of seeing this crime and dealing with this. Many people in this world are facing sexual battery, but they do not know how to raise their voice against this crime because they have no information what is sexual battery and how they are supposed to raise voice against it. It is essential that parents and teachers talk to students in their early ages about this problem.

Key Differences

  1. Sexual assault is a criminal act in which a person is forced into sexual intercourse whereas Sexual battery is a criminal act in which a person is touch or contact sexually.
  2. Sexual Assault is forceful sexual intercourse whereas sexual Battery is physical touching.
  3. Sexual Assault is sexual violence whereas sexual Battery is criminal sexual contact.
  4. Sexual Assault is considered to be felony whereas sexual Battery is a misdemeanor

Conclusion

Sexual assault and sexual battery are thought to be the same things, but they are not, there is a difference between both terms. Sexual assault and sexual battery both are criminal acts. In this article above you will see the clear distinction between Sexual assault and sexual battery.

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