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Legal Statutes: Arizona

UPDATED September 15, 2017

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Chapter 14. Sexual Offenses

back to top§ 13-1404. Sexual abuse; classifications

A. A person commits sexual abuse by intentionally or knowingly engaging in sexual contact with any person who is fifteen or more years of age without consent of that person or with any person who is under fifteen years of age if the sexual contact involves only the female breast.

B. It is not a defense to a prosecution for a violation of this section that the other person consented if the other person was fifteen, sixteen or seventeen years of age and the defendant was in a position of trust.

C. Sexual abuse is a class 5 felony unless the victim is under fifteen years of age in which case sexual abuse is a class 3 felony punishable pursuant to § 13-705.
Added by Laws 1977, Ch. 142, § 63, eff. Oct. 1, 1978. Amended by Laws 1983, Ch. 202, § 7; Laws 1985, Ch. 364, § 17, eff. May 16, 1985; Laws 1990, Ch. 384, § 1; Laws 1993, Ch. 255, § 24, eff. Jan. 1, 1994; Laws 2008, Ch. 301, § 57, eff. Jan. 1, 2009; Laws 2015, Ch. 209, § 3.