Aggravated Sexual Contact MCM 45b(5) – Article 120 UCMJ
Aggravated Sexual Contact is engaging in “sexual contact” with another person or causing sexual contact with or by another person:
- by force
- or by causing grievous bodily harm
- or by threats or creating fear of death, grievous bodily harm or kidnapping
- or rendering another unconscious
- or administering a drug or other intoxicant
Article 120 – Manual for Courts-Martial (MCM)
“Sexual Contact” is the intentional touching of intimate body parts including the genitalia, anus, groin, breast, inner thigh, or buttocks of another person, with an intent to abuse, humiliate, or degrade any person or to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person. Touching may be direct or indirect (through clothing). Sexual contact includes causing another to perform sexual contact. MCM 45a(t)(2). This is a specific intent crime and may include male-on-male contact.
The remaining definitions are the same as set out in Section 1.2 above.