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The DC Code: § 22-3002 First degree sexual abuse.

Index22 Criminal Offenses and Penalties. (Refs & Annos)
a
A person shall be imprisoned for any term of years or for life, and in addition, may be fined in an amount not to exceed $250,000, if that person engages in or causes another person to engage in or submit to a sexual act in the following manner:
1
By using force against that other person;
2
By threatening or placing that other person in reasonable fear that any person will be subjected to death, bodily injury, or kidnapping;
3
After rendering that other person unconscious; or
4
After administering to that other person by force or threat of force, or without the knowledge or permission of that other person, a drug, intoxicant, or other similar substance that substantially impairs the ability of that other person to appraise or control his or her conduct.
b
The court may impose a prison sentence in excess of 30 years only in accordance with § 22-3020 or § 24-403.01(b-2). For purposes of imprisonment following revocation of release authorized by § 24- 403.01(b)(7), the offense defined by this section is a Class A felony.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 22-4102. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 13-302 designated subsec. (a); and added subsec. (b). Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90-day) amendment of section, see § 7(a) of the Sentencing Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2000 (D.C. Act 13-410, August 11, 2000, 47 DCR 7271). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 7(a) of the Sentencing Reform Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2001 (D.C. Act 13-462, November 7, 2000, 47 DCR 9443). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 7(a) of Sentencing Reform Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2001 (D.C. Act 14-2, February 2, 2001, 48 DCR 2239). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 7(a) of Sentencing Reform Second Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2001 (D.C. Act 14-51, May 2, 2001, 48 DCR 4370). Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 10-257, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 22-3001. Law 11-275, the "Second Criminal Code Technical Amendments Act of 1996," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 11-909, which was referred to the Committee of the Whole. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on November 7, 1996, and December 3, 1996, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on December 24, 1996, it was assigned Act No. 11-520 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 11-275 became effective on June 3, 1997. For Law 13-302, see notes following § 22-722. DC CODE § 22-3002 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(May 23, 1995, D.C. Law 10-257, § 201, 42 DCR 53; June 3, 1997, D.C. Law 11-275, § 13(a), 44 DCR 1408; June 8, 2001, D.C. Law 13-302, § 7(a), 47 DCR 7249.)