Chapter 21: Crimes And Punishments

PART II.--PROHIBITED CONDUCT

Article 35: Sex Offenses

Statute 21-3504: Aggravated indecent liberties with a child. (a) Aggravated indecent liberties with a child is:

      (1)   Sexual intercourse with a child who is 14 or more years of age but less than 16 years of age;

      (2)   engaging in any of the following acts with a child who is 14 or more years of age but less than 16 years of age and who does not consent thereto:

      (A)   Any lewd fondling or touching of the person of either the child or the offender, done or submitted to with the intent to arouse or satisfy the sexual desires of either the child or the offender, or both; or

      (B)   causing the child to engage in any lewd fondling or touching of the person of another with the intent to arouse or satisfy the sexual desires of the child, the offender or another; or

      (3)   engaging in any of the following acts with a child who is under 14 years of age:

      (A)   Any lewd fondling or touching of the person of either the child or the offender, done or submitted to with the intent to arouse or to satisfy the sexual desires of either the child or the offender, or both; or

      (B)   soliciting the child to engage in any lewd fondling or touching of the person of another with the intent to arouse or satisfy the sexual desires of the child, the offender or another.

      (b)   It shall be a defense to a prosecution of aggravated indecent liberties with a child as provided in subsection (a)(1), (a)(2)(A) and (a)(3)(A) that the child was married to the accused at the time of the offense.

      (c)   Except as provided further, aggravated indecent liberties with a child as described in subsections (a)(1) and (a)(3) is a severity level 3, person felony. Aggravated indecent liberties with a child as described in subsection (a)(2) is a severity level 4, person felony. When the offender is 18 years of age or older, aggravated indecent liberties with a child as described in subsection (a)(3) is an off-grid person felony.

      History:   L. 1969, ch. 180, § 21-3504; L. 1975, ch. 193, § 2; L. 1983, ch. 109, § 4; L. 1984, ch. 112, § 3; L. 1984, ch. 118, §2; L. 1992, ch. 298, § 22; L. 1993, ch. 253, § 5; L. 1993, ch. 291, § 271; L. 2006, ch. 212, § 11; July 1.