Nevada Military Affairs and Civil Emergencies
Sec. § 412.5485
Sexual assault and sexual misconduct.


Any person subject to this Code who engages in or causes nonconsensual sexual contact with or by another person, without legal justification or lawful authorization, is guilty of sexual assault or sexual misconduct and shall be punished by way of nonjudicial punishment or as a court-martial may direct.


Neither consent nor mistake of fact as to consent is an affirmative defense in a prosecution for sexual assault or sexual misconduct.


In a prosecution under this section, in proving that the accused made a threat, it need not be proven that the accused actually intended to carry out the threat.


As used in this section:


“Nonconsensual” means:


Using force against the other person before consent or to gain consent;


Causing grievous bodily harm to a person;


Threatening or placing a person in fear to gain consent;


Rendering a person unconscious;


Administering to a person by force or threat of force, or without the knowledge or permission of that person, a drug, intoxicant or other similar substance and thereby substantially impairing the ability of that other person to appraise or control conduct;


Receiving verbal nonconsent before the act; or


Lack of permission given.


“Sexual contact” means the intentional touching, either directly or through the clothing, of the genitalia, anus, groin, breast, inner thigh or buttocks of another person or intentionally causing another person to touch, either directly or through the clothing, the genitalia, anus, groin, breast, inner thigh or buttocks of any person, with an intent to abuse, humiliate or degrade any person or to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person.
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Jul. 10, 2020