A Sexual Assault of a Child Charge is aggravated when:
- causes serious bodily injury or attempts to cause the death of the victim or another person in the course of the same criminal episode
- by acts or words (can be occurring in front of the victim, doesn’t have to be said directly to the victim) places the victim in fear that any person will become the victim of an offense or that death, serious bodily injury, or kidnapping will be imminently inflicted on any person
- uses or exhibits a deadly weapon in the course of the same criminal episode
- acts in concert with another who engages in conduct directed toward the same victim and occurring during the course of the same criminal episode; or
- Administers or provides flunitrazepam, otherwise known as rohypnol, gamma hydroxybutyrate, or ketamine to the victim of the offense with the intent of facilitating the commission of the offense
- the victim is younger than 14 years of age; or
- the victim is an elderly individual or a disabled individual.