Felony Offenses in the Texas Penal Code

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Texas Penal Code, Section 22.021 - Aggravated Sexual Assault

CHAPTER 22. ASSAULTIVE OFFENSES

§ 22.021.  AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT.
        (a) A person commits an offense:
                (1)  if the person:
                        (A)  intentionally or knowingly:
                                (i)  causes the penetration of the anus or sexual organ of another person by any means, without that person's consent;
                                (ii)  causes the penetration of the mouth of another person by the sexual organ of the actor, without that person's consent; or
                                (iii)  causes the sexual organ of another person, without that person's consent, to contact or penetrate the mouth, anus, or sexual organ of another person, including the actor; or
                        (B)  intentionally or knowingly:
                                (i)  causes the penetration of the anus or sexual organ of a child by any means;
                                (ii)  causes the penetration of the mouth of a child by the sexual organ of the actor;
                                (iii)  causes the sexual organ of a child to contact or penetrate the mouth, anus, or sexual organ of another person, including the actor;
                                (iv)  causes the anus of a child to contact the mouth, anus, or sexual organ of another person, including the actor; or
                                (v)  causes the mouth of a child to contact the anus or sexual organ of another person, including the actor; and
                (2) if:
                        (A)  the person:
                                (i)  causes serious bodily injury or attempts to cause the death of the victim or another person in the course of the same criminal episode;
                                (ii)  by acts or words places the victim in fear that death, serious bodily injury, or kidnapping will be imminently inflicted on any person;
                                (iii)  by acts or words occurring in the presence of the victim threatens to cause the death, serious bodily injury, or kidnapping of any person;
                                (iv)  uses or exhibits a deadly weapon in the course of the same criminal episode;
                                (v)  acts in concert with another who engages in conduct described by Subdivision (1) directed toward the same victim and occurring during the course of the same criminal episode; or
                                (vi)  administers or provides flunitrazepam, otherwise known as rohypnol, gamma hydroxybutyrate, or ketamine to the victim of the offense with the intent of facilitating the commission of the offense;
                        (B)  the victim is younger than 14 years of age; or
                        (C)  the victim is an elderly individual or a disabled individual.
        (b) In this section:
                (1)  "Child" has the meaning assigned by Section 22.011(c).
                (2)  ""Elderly individual" and "disabled individual" have the meanings assigned by Section 22.04(c).
        (c)  An aggravated sexual assault under this section is without the consent of the other person if the aggravated sexual assault occurs under the same circumstances listed in Section 22.011(b).
        (d)  The defense provided by Section 22.011(d) applies to this section.
        (e)  An offense under this section is a felony of the first degree.

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