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The DC Code: § 22-3611 Enhanced penalties for crimes against minors.

Index22 Criminal Offenses and Penalties. (Refs & Annos)
a
Any adult, being at least 2 years older than a minor, who commits a crime of violence against that minor may be punished by a fine of up to 1   1/2 times the maximum fine otherwise authorized for the offense and may be imprisoned for a term of up to 1   1/2 times the maximum term of imprisonment otherwise authorized for the offense, or both.
b
It is an affirmative defense that the accused reasonably believed that the victim was not a minor at the time of the offense. This defense shall be established by a preponderance of the evidence.
c
For the purposes of this section, the term:
1
"Adult" means a person 18 years of age or older at the time of the offense.
2
"Crime of violence" shall have the same meaning as provided in § 23- 1331(4).
3
"Minor" means a person under 18 years of age at the time of the offense.

Historical and Statutory

Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 102 of Omnibus Public Safety Emergency Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-445, July 19, 2006, 53 DCR 6443). For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 102 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) addition, see § 102 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) addition, see § 102 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 Law 16-306, the "Omnibus Public Safety Amendment Act of 2006", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 16-247, which was referred to Committee on the Judiciary. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on June 6, 2006, and October 3, 2006, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on October 17, 2006, it was assigned Act No. 16-482 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 16-306 became effective on April 24, 2007. DC CODE § 22-3611 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Apr. 24, 2007, D.C. Law 16-306, § 102, 53 DCR 8610.)