46.3615 Sexual abuse in the first degree.

Cite as [A.S.C.A. § 46.3615]

(a) A person commits the crime of sexual abuse in the first degree if:

(1) he subjects another person to sexual contact without that person's consent or by the use of forcible compulsion; or

(2) he subjects another person who is 16 years of age or less to sexual contact.

(b) Sexual abuse in the first degree is a class D felony unless in the course of it the actor inflicts serious physical harm on any person or displays a deadly weapon in a threatening manner, then the crime is a class C felony.

History: 1979, PL 16-43 § 2; amd 2004, PL 28-16.

Research Guide: MCC 566.100, 15 ASC 662, 15 ASC 663.