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The DC Code: § 22-3101 Definitions.

Index22 Criminal Offenses and Penalties. (Refs & Annos)

For the purposes of this chapter, the term:

"Knowingly" means having general knowledge of, or reason to know or a belief or ground for belief which warrants further inspection or inquiry, or both.
"Minor" means any person under 18 years of age.
"Performance" means any play, motion picture, photograph, electronic representation, dance, or any other visual presentation or exhibition.
"Promote" means to procure, manufacture, issue, sell, give, provide, lend, mail, deliver, transfer, transmute, publish or distribute, circulate, disseminate, present, exhibit, or advertise, or to offer or agree to do the same.
"Sexual conduct" means:
Actual or simulated sexual intercourse:
Between the penis and the vulva, anus, or mouth;
Between the mouth and the vulva or anus; or
Between an artificial sexual organ or other object or instrument used in the manner of an artificial sexual organ and the anus or vulva;
Sexual bestiality;
Sadomasochistic sexual activity for the purpose of sexual stimulation; or
Lewd exhibition of the genitals.
"Sexual performance" means any performance or part thereof which includes sexual conduct by a person under 18 years of age.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 22-2011. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 18-239, in pars. (2) and (6), substituted "18" for "16". Legislative History of Laws Law 4-173, the "District of Columbia Protection of Minors Act of 1982," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 4-305, which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on October 19, 1982, and November 16, 1982, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on December 8, 1982, it was assigned Act No. 4-256 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. For history of Law 18-239, see notes under § 22-3009.03. DC CODE § 22-3101 Current through December 11, 2012


(Mar. 9, 1983, D.C. Law 4-173, § 2, 29 DCR 5749; Oct. 23, 2010, D.C. Law 18-239, § 205(a), 57 DCR 5405.)