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Force necessary for sexual battery found (access required)

An en banc court held that because defendant touched or grabbed the victim’s breasts against her will and twisted as hard as he could for about a minute, a rational factfinder could conclude the “force” requirement was met, thus elevating the charge from assault and battery to sexual battery. Background This appeal raises the question of what ...