It appears that Pennsylvania hasn’t caught up with the 21st century by discovering the value of the Internet as a medium for communication. While they offer touristy services and historic information online, they have neglected to make the most important of information available to their citizens and the rest of the country. The following information was taken from the Pennsylvania Megan’s Law Website at this location.

Additional information can be located at Thomas E. Martin’s
website although it’s current maintenance status is unknown. In addition to the above, there is also a PDF file from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania located here.

3102. Mistake as to age.

Except as otherwise provided, whenever in this chapter the criminality of conduct depends on a child being below the age of 14 years, it is no defense that the defendant did not know the age of the child or reasonably believed the child to be the age of 14 years or older. When criminality depends on the child’s being below a critical age older than 14 years, it is a defense for the defendant to prove by a preponderance of the evidence that he or she reasonably believed the child to be above the critical age.

Luring a Child into a Motor Vehicle (18 Pa. C.S. §2910)
A person who lures a child into a motor vehicle without the consent, express or implied, of the child’s parent or guardian, unless the circumstances reasonably indicate that the child is in need of assistance, commits a misdemeanor of the
first degree.

Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse (18 Pa. C.S. § 3123)
(a) Offense defined – A person commits a felony of the first degree when the person engages in deviate sexual intercourse with a complainant:

  1. By forcible compulsion;
  2. By threat of forcible compulsion that would prevent resistance by a person of reasonable resolution;
  3. Who is unconscious or where the person knows that the complainant is unaware that the sexual intercourse is occurring;
  4. Where the person has substantially impaired the complainant’s power to appraise or control his or her conduct by administering or employing, without the knowledge of the complainant, drugs, intoxicants, or other means for the purpose of
    preventing resistance;
  5. Who suffers from a mental
    disability which renders him or her incapable of consent;
  6. Who is less than 13 years of age; or
  7. Who is less than 16 years of age and the person is four or more years older than the complainant and the complainant and person are not married to each other.

Aggravated Indecent Assault (18 Pa. C.S. § 3125)

(a) Offenses defined – Except as provided in sections 3121 (relating to rape),3122.1 (relating to statutory sexual assault), 3123 (relating to involuntary deviate sexual intercourse) and 3124.1 (relating to sexual assault), a person
who engages in penetration, however slight, of the genitals or anus of a complainant with a part of the person’s body for any purpose other than good faith medical, hygienic or law enforcement procedure, commits aggravated indecent assault if:

  1. The person does so without the complainant’s consent;
  2. The person does so by forcible compulsion;
  3. The person does so by threat of forcible compulsion that would prevent resistance by a person of reasonable resolution;
  4. The complainant is unconscious or the person knows that the complainant is unaware that the penetration is occurring;
  5. The person has substantially impaired the complainant’s power to appraise or control his or her conduct by administering or employing, without the knowledge of the complainant, drugs, intoxicants, or other means for the purpose of preventing resistance;
  6. The complainant suffers from a mental disability, which renders the complainant incapable of consent;
  7. The complainant is less than 13 years of age; or
  8. The complainant is less than 16 years of age and the person is four or more years older than the complainant, and the complainant and the person are not married to each other.

Unlawful Contact with a Minor (18 Pa. C.S. § 6318)

(a) Offense defined – A person commits an offense if he is intentionally in contact with a minor for the purpose of engaging in an activity prohibited under any of the following, and either the person initiating the contact or the
person being contacted is within this Commonwealth:

  1. Any of the offenses enumerated in 18 Pa. C.S. § 3101 et seq. (relating to sexual offenses);
  2. Open lewdness as defined in 18 Pa. C.S. § 5901 (relating to open lewdness);
  3. Prostitution as defined in 18 Pa. C.S. § 5902 (relating to prostitution and related offenses);
  4. Obscene and other sexual materials and performances as defined in 18 Pa. C.S. § 5903(relating to obscene and other sexual materials and performances);
  5. Sexual abuse of children as defined in 18 Pa. C.S. § 6312 (relating to sexual abuse of children); or
  6. Sexual exploitation of children as defined in 18 Pa. C.S. § 6320 (relating to sexual exploitation of children).

(c)Definitions

"Contacts" – Direct or indirect contact or communication by any means, method or device, including any contact or communication in person or through an agent or agency, through any print medium, the mails, a common carrier or communication common carrier, any electronic communication system and any telecommunications, wire, computer, or radio communications device or system.

"Minor" – An individual under 18 years of age.

§ 3122.1. Statutory sexual assault

Except as provided in section 3121 (relating to rape), a person commits a felony of the second degree when that person engages in sexual intercourse with a complainant under the age of 16 years and that person is four or more years older than the complainant and the complainant and the person are not married to each other.

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