Explanation of Rape Laws in Louisiana

In 2015, Louisiana lawmakers changed the name of Aggravated Rape, Forcible Rape and Simple Rape to First Degree Rape, Second Degree Rape and Third Degree Rape, respectively. The terms are interchangeably used herein.  First Degree Rape -- 14:42 La R.S. First Degree Rape is a rape committed upon a person 65 years old or older or under the age of 13 where sexual intercourse is without lawful consent of the victim because it is committed under any one or more of the following circumstances: (1)  When the victim resists the act, but whose resistance is overcome by force. (2)  When [...]

Sexual Battery — Louisiana

Sexual Battery Lawyer New Orleans In Louisiana Sexual Battery is the intentional touching of the anus or genitals of another person using any instrumentality or any part of the body of the offender.  This offense also encompasses 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, when the offender acts without the con set of the victim or when the act is consensual but the victim is under 15 and is at least 3 years younger than the offender. If the offender is [...]

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