Abusive Conduct

Any use of words or acts against one's self or others that causes physical injury (See UCA76-5-102) or that demeans, intimidates, harasses, threatens or otherwise interferes with another person's rightful actions or comfort. This includes but is not limited to, verbal abuse, physical batteries, and sexual misconduct.

Intimidation is using words or gestures or committing acts with the intended or actual result that a reasonable person feels bullied or fearful, where such words, gestures or acts serve no legitimate purpose. This includes but is not limited to unlawful coercion, extortion or duress.

Conduct that is harassing is defined as any words, gestures or actions directed at an individual or group that may cause a reasonable person to experience fear or intimidation.

Sexual misconduct (See UCA 76-9-702 (3)) is sexual contact without consent. To constitute a lack of consent, (See UCA 76-5-406) the act(s) must be committed either by force, intimidation, or through the use of the victim's mental incapacity or physical helplessness (which includes the victim being voluntarily or involuntarily under the influence of alcohol or other incapacitating substances).


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