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
Statute Number
Penalty
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.

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