§ 8-4-080

Definitions – Assault defined – Mandatory sentence

1.

Definitions. The following definitions are applicable strictly in the context of this ordinance:

A.

“Elderly” refers to any person 60 years of age or older.

B.

Developmentally disabled” means as defined in Illinois Revised Statutes Chapter 91-1/2, Section 1-106.

C.

Handicapped” means as defined in Illinois Revised Statutes Chapter 68, Section 1-103(l).

D.

Battery” means as defined in Illinois Revised Statutes Chapter 38-12-3.

2.

There is hereby created the offense of assault against the elderly, developmentally disabled, or handicapped. A person commits assault against the elderly, developmentally disabled, or handicapped when he engages in conduct which places a person as defined above in reasonable apprehension of receiving a battery. Upon conviction of this offense, a mandatory sentence of imprisonment shall be imposed, not to be less than 90 days nor more than 180 days.

(Prior code § 193-1.7; Added Coun. J. 4-13-84, p. 6076)

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