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Sexual Violence


784.046. Action by victim of repeat violence, sexual violence, or dating violence for protective injunction;  powers and duties of court and clerk of court;  filing and form of petition;  notice and hearing;  temporary injunction;  issuance;  statewide verification system;  enforcement


(1) As used in this section, the term:

(c) “Sexual violence” means any one incident of:

1. Sexual battery, as defined in chapter 794;

2. A lewd or lascivious act, as defined in chapter 800, committed upon or in the presence of a person younger than 16 years of age;

3. Luring or enticing a child, as described in chapter 787;

4. Sexual performance by a child, as described in chapter 827;  or

5. Any other forcible felony wherein a sexual act is committed or attempted, regardless of whether criminal charges based on the incident were filed, reduced, or dismissed by the state attorney.


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