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SECTION 130.52
Forcible touching
Penal (PEN) CHAPTER 40, PART 3, TITLE H, ARTICLE 130
§ 130.52 Forcible touching.

A person is guilty of forcible touching when such person
intentionally, and for no legitimate purpose:

1. forcibly touches the sexual or other intimate parts of another
person for the purpose of degrading or abusing such person, or for the
purpose of gratifying the actor's sexual desire; or

2. subjects another person to sexual contact for the purpose of
gratifying the actor's sexual desire and with intent to degrade or abuse
such other person while such other person is a passenger on a bus,
train, or subway car operated by any transit agency, authority or
company, public or private, whose operation is authorized by New York
state or any of its political subdivisions.

For the purposes of this section, forcible touching includes
squeezing, grabbing or pinching.

Forcible touching is a class A misdemeanor.