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The DC Code: § 22-3004 Third degree sexual abuse.

Index22 Criminal Offenses and Penalties. (Refs & Annos)

A person shall be imprisoned for not more than 10 years and may be fined in an amount not to exceed $100,000, if that person engages in or causes sexual contact with or by another person in the following manner:

By using force against that other person;
By threatening or placing that other person in reasonable fear that any person will be subjected to death, bodily injury, or kidnapping;
After rendering that person unconscious; or
After administering to that person by force or threat of force, or without the knowledge or permission of that other person, a drug, intoxicant, or similar substance that substantially impairs the ability of that other person to appraise or control his or her conduct.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 22-4104. Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 10-257, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 22-3001. For legislative history of D.C. Law 11-275, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 22-3002. DC CODE § 22-3004 Current through December 11, 2012


(May 23, 1995, D.C. Law 10-257, § 203, 42 DCR 53; June 3, 1997, D.C. Law 11-275, § 13(c), 44 DCR 1408.)