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36 - What acts constitute Sexual Abuse?

Arizona Revised Statutes §13-1401 and 13-1404, defines the crime of Sexual Abuse.  A person commits Sexual Abuse by intentionally or knowingly engaging in sexual contact with any person who is fifteen or more years of age without consent of that person or with any person who is under fifteen years of age if the sexual contact involves only the female breast.  "Sexual contact" means any direct or indirect touching, fondling or manipulating of any part of the genitals, anus or female breast by any part of the body or by any object or causing a person to engage in such contact.

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