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CHAPTER 64. SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN

§ 2828. Luring a child
(a) No person shall knowingly solicit, lure, or entice, or to attempt to solicit, lure, or entice, a child under the age of 16 or another person believed by the person to be a child under the age of 16, to engage in a sexual act as defined in section 3251 of this title or engage in lewd and lascivious conduct as defined in section 2602 of this title.
(b) This section applies to solicitation, luring, or enticement by any means, including in person, through written or
telephonic correspondence or electronic communication.
(c) This section shall not apply if the person is less than 19 years old, the child is at least 15 years old, and the conduct is consensual. (Added 1999, No. 122 (Adj. Sess.), § 6; amended 2005, No. 192
(Adj. Sess.), § 9, eff. May 26, 2006.)

Chapter 59: LEWDNESS AND PROSTITUTION
§ 2602. Lewd or lascivious conduct with child
(a)(1) No person shall willfully and lewdly commit any lewd or lascivious act upon or with the body, or any part or member
thereof, of a child under the age of 16 years, with the intent of arousing, appealing to, or gratifying the lust, passions, or sexual desires of such person or of such child.
(2) This section shall not apply if the person is less than 19 years old, the child is at least 15 years old, and the conduct is consensual.
(b) A person who violates subsection (a) of this section shall be:
(1) For a first offense, imprisoned not less than two years and not more than 15 years, and, in addition, may be fined not
more than $5,000.00, or both.
(2) For a second offense, imprisoned not less than five years and a maximum term of life, and, in addition, may be fined not more than $25,000.00, or both.
(3) For a third or subsequent offense, imprisoned not less than ten years and a maximum term of life, and, in addition,
may be fined not more than $25,000.00, or both.
(c)(1) Except as provided in subdivision (2) of this subsection, a sentence ordered pursuant to subdivision (b)(2) of this
section shall include at least a five-year term of imprisonment and a sentence ordered pursuant to subdivision (b)(3) of this section shall include at least a ten-year term of imprisonment. The five-year and ten-year terms of imprisonment
required by this subdivision shall be served and may not be suspended, deferred, or served as a supervised sentence. The defendant shall not be eligible for probation, parole, furlough, or any other type of early release until the
expiration of the five-year or ten-year term of imprisonment.
(2) The court may depart downwardly from the five-year and ten-year terms of imprisonment required by subdivisions (b)(2) and
(3) of this section and impose a lesser term of incarceration if the court makes written findings on the record that the downward departure will serve the interests of justice and public safety.

CHAPTER 72. SEXUAL ASSAULT
Subchapter I. Crimes; Trial
§ 3252. Sexual assault
(a) No person shall engage in a sexual act with another person and compel the other person to participate in a
sexual act:
(1) without the consent of the other person; or
(2) by threatening or coercing the other person; or
(3) by placing the other person in fear that any person will suffer imminent bodily injury.
(b) No person shall engage in a sexual act with another person and impair substantially the ability of the
other person to appraise or control conduct by administering or employing drugs or intoxicants without the knowledge or against the will of the other person.
(c) No person shall engage in a sexual act with a child who is under the age of 16, except:
(1) where the persons are married to each other and the sexual act is consensual; or
(2) where the person is less than 19 years old, the child is at least 15 years old, and the sexual act is
consensual.
(d) No person shall engage in a sexual act with a child who is under the age of 18 and is entrusted to the
actor’s care by authority of law or is the actor’s child, grandchild, foster child, adopted child, or stepchild.
(e) No person shall engage in a sexual act with a child under the age of 16 if:
(1) the victim is entrusted to the actor’s care by authority of law or is the actor’s child, grandchild, foster child, adopted child, or stepchild; or
(2) the actor is at least 18 years of age, resides in the victim’s household, and serves in a parental role
with respect to the victim.
(f)(1) A person who violates subsection (a), (b), (d), or (e) of this section shall be imprisoned not less than
three years and for a maximum term of life, and, in addition, may be fined not more than $25,000.00.
(2) A person who violates subsection (c) of this section shall be imprisoned for not more than 20 years, and, in
addition, may be fined not more than $10,000.00.
(g) A person convicted of violating
subsection (a), (b), (d), or (e) of this section shall be sentenced under section 3271 of this title. (Added 1977, No. 51, § 1; amended 1985, No. 83, § 2; 1989, No. 293 (Adj. Sess.), § 5; 2005, No. 192 (Adj. Sess.), § 10, eff. May 26, 2006.)