Chapter 21: Crimes And Punishments

PART II.--PROHIBITED CONDUCT

Article 35: Sex Offenses

Statute 21-3505: Criminal sodomy. (a) Criminal sodomy is:

      (1)   Sodomy between persons who are 16 or more years of age and members of the same sex or between a person and an animal;

      (2)   sodomy with a child who is 14 or more years of age but less than 16 years of age; or

      (3)   causing a child 14 or more years of age but less than 16 years of age to engage in sodomy with any person or animal.

      (b)   It shall be a defense to a prosecution of criminal sodomy as provided in subsection (a)(2) that the child was married to the accused at the time of the offense.

      (c)   Criminal sodomy as provided in subsection (a)(1) is a class B nonperson misdemeanor. Criminal sodomy as provided in subsections (a)(2) and (a)(3) is a severity level 3, person felony.

      History:   L. 1969, ch. 180, § 21-3505; L. 1983, ch. 109, § 5; L. 1992, ch. 298, § 23; L. 1993, ch. 253, § 6; July 1.