What is the legal definition of sexual exploitation?
Sexual exploitation is when someone does any of the following things without your consent, for the purpose of sexual pleasure and without a valid medical or caregiving purpose:
- showing you his/her genitals;
- exposing you to sexual acts;
- exposing your sexual organs; or
- any other act that the abuser knew or should have known would cause shame, humiliation, or other harm to your personal dignity.1
1 Tenn. Code § 39-15-501(13)