Louisiana Laws Regarding Sexual Assault
Note that this chart is for general reference purposes only and is not intended as a full disclosure on all sex offenses.
|Title of Offense||Louisiana Revised
|Aggravated Rape||R.S. 14:42||Death or Life Imprisonment at hard labor.|
|Forcible Rape||R.S. 14:42.1||Imprisoned at hard labor 5-40 years.|
|Simple Rape||R.S. 14:43||Imprisoned with or without hard labor not more than 25 years.|
|Sexual Battery||R.S. 14:43.1||Imprisoned with or without hard labor not more than 10 years.|
|Aggravated Sexual Battery||R.S. 14:43.2||Imprisonment with or without hard labor for not more than 15 years.|
|Intentional Exposure to AIDS virus||R.S. 14:43.5||Imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more than 11 years and/or fined not more than $6000.00|
|Administering a Controlled
Dangerous Substance to a
victim in order to commit a
crime of violence (such as rape)
|R.S.40:969D||Imprisoned at hard labor for not less than five years nor more than 40years and may be fined up to $100,000.00|
The sentences for these crimes are without benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence.