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The DC Code: § 22-3007 Defense to sexual abuse.

Index22 Criminal Offenses and Penalties. (Refs & Annos)

Consent by the victim is a defense to a prosecution under §§ 22-3002 to 22-3006, prosecuted alone or in conjunction with charges under § 22-3018 or §§ 22-401 and 22-403.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 22-4107. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 18-88 deleted "defense, which the defendant must establish by a preponderance of the evidence," following "defense". Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 213 of Omnibus Public Safety and Justice Emergency Amendment Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-181, August 6, 2009, 56 DCR 6903). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 213 of Omnibus Public Safety and Justice Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18- 227, October 21, 2009, 56 DCR 8668). Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 10-257, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 22-3001. For Law 18-88, see notes following § 22-404. DC CODE § 22-3007 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(May 23, 1995, D.C. Law 10-257, § 206, 42 DCR 53; Dec. 10, 2009, D.C. Law 18-88, § 213, 56 DCR 7413.)