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The DC Code: § 22-3014 Second degree sexual abuse of a ward.

Index22 Criminal Offenses and Penalties. (Refs & Annos)

Any staff member, employee, contract employee, consultant, or volunteer at a hospital, treatment facility, detention or correctional facility, group home, or other institution; anyone who is an ambulance driver or attendant, a bus driver or attendant, or person who participates in the transportation of a ward, patient, client, or prisoner to and from such institutions; or any official custodian of a ward, patient, client, or prisoner, who engages in a sexual contact with a ward, patient, client, or prisoner, or causes a ward, patient, client, or prisoner, to engage in or submit to a sexual contact shall be imprisoned for not more than 5 years or fined in an amount not to exceed $50,000, or both.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 22-4114. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 16-306 rewrote the section, which had read as follows: "Whoever engages in sexual contact with another person or causes another person to engage in or submit to sexual contact when that other person: "(1) Is in official custody, or is a ward or resident, on a permanent or temporary basis, of a hospital, treatment facility, or other institution; and "(2) Is under the supervisory or disciplinary authority of the actor shall be imprisoned for not more than 5 years and, in addition, may be fined in an amount not to exceed $50,000." Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 216(h) of Omnibus Public Safety Emergency Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-445, July 19, 2006, 53 DCR 6443). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 216(h) of Omnibus Public Safety Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-490, October 18, 2006, 53 DCR 8686). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 216(h) of Omnibus Public Safety Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2007 (D.C. Act 17-10, January 16, 2007, 54 DCR 1479). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 216(h) of Omnibus Public Safety Second Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2007 (D.C. Act 17-25, April 19, 2007, 54 DCR 4036). Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 10-257, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 22-3001. For Law 16-306, see notes following § 22-404. DC CODE § 22-3014 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(May 23, 1995, D.C. Law 10-257, § 213, 42 DCR 53; Apr. 24, 2007, D.C. Law 16-306, § 216(h), 53 DCR 8610.)