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Fauquier judge recognizes tort of sexual battery (access required)

A Fauquier County judge has recognized aggravated sexual battery as an independent civil cause of action. Circuit Judge Jeffrey W. Parker apparently is the first Virginia judge to do so. In a Nov. 8 opinion, he cited a 1997 federal case that found a cause of action for sexual battery but acknowledged that no state court has ...