Chapter 21: Crimes And Punishments

PART II.--PROHIBITED CONDUCT

Article 35: Sex Offenses

Statute 21-3506: Aggravated criminal sodomy. (a) Aggravated criminal sodomy is:

      (1)   Sodomy with a child who is under 14 years of age;

      (2)   causing a child under 14 years of age to engage in sodomy with any person or an animal; or

      (3)   sodomy with a person who does not consent to the sodomy or causing a person, without the person's consent, to engage in sodomy with any person or an animal, under any of the following circumstances:

      (A)   When the victim is overcome by force or fear;

      (B)   when the victim is unconscious or physically powerless; or

      (C)   when the victim is incapable of giving consent because of mental deficiency or disease, or when the victim is incapable of giving consent because of the effect of any alcoholic liquor, narcotic, drug or other substance, which condition was known by the offender or was reasonably apparent to the offender.

      (b)   It shall be a defense to a prosecution of aggravated criminal sodomy under subsection (a)(1) that the child was married to the accused at the time of the offense.

      (c)   Except as provided further, aggravated criminal sodomy is a severity level 1, person felony. Aggravated criminal sodomy as described in subsection (a)(1) or (a)(2), when the offender is 18 years of age or older, is an off-grid person felony.

      History:   L. 1969, ch. 180, § 21-3506; L. 1983, ch. 109, § 6; L. 1993, ch. 253, § 7; L. 1993, ch. 253, § 8; L. 2006, ch. 212, § 9; July 1.