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For questions regarding Sex Crimes/Domestic Violence call:
(813) 276-3568.

Q. What is sexual battery?
A.  Sexual battery means oral, anal, or vaginal penetration by, or union with, the sexual organ of another or the anal or vaginal penetration of another by any other object; however, sexual battery does not include an act done for bona fide medical purpose.
Q. What should I do if I'm sexually battered?
A.  Call 911 immediately.
Q. Can I be sexually battered by my spouse/domestic partner?
A.  Yes.
Q. Can I be sexually battered by someone of the same sex?
A.  Yes.
Q. What is domestic violence?
A.  Domestic violence means any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death of one family or household member by another family or household member.
Q. What does family or household member mean?
A.  Family or household member means spouses, former spouses, person related by blood or marriage, persons who are presently residing together as if a family.