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The DC Code: § 22-3017 Defenses to sexual abuse of a ward, patient, or client.

Index22 Criminal Offenses and Penalties. (Refs & Annos)
a
Consent is not a defense to a prosecution under §§ 22-3013 to 22- 3016, prosecuted alone or in conjunction with charges under § 22-3018.
b
That the defendant and victim were married or in a domestic partnership at the time of the offense is a defense, which the defendant must prove by a preponderance of the evidence, to a prosecution under §§ 22-3013 to 22- 3016, prosecuted alone or in conjunction with charges under § 22-3018.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 22-4117. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 18-88, in subsec. (b), substituted "That the defendant and victim were married or in a domestic partnership" for "Marriage between the defendant and victim". Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 404(b) 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 § 404(b) 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 § 22-3017 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(May 23, 1995, D.C. Law 10-257, § 216, 42 DCR 53; Dec. 10, 2009, D.C. Law 18-88, § 404(b), 56 DCR 7413.)