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Legal Statutes: Arizona

UPDATED September 15, 2017

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Chapter 14. Sexual Offenses

back to top§ 13-1410. Molestation of child; classification

A. A person commits molestation of a child by intentionally or knowingly engaging in or causing a person to engage in sexual contact, except sexual contact with the female breast, with a child who is under fifteen years of age.

B. Molestation of a child is a class 2 felony that is punishable pursuant to § 13-705.
Added as § 13-653 by Laws 1965, Ch. 20, § 3, eff. March 25, 1965. Renumbered as § 13-1410 and amended by Laws 1977, Ch. 142, § 66, eff. Oct. 1, 1978. Amended by Laws 1978, Ch. 201, § 133, eff. Oct. 1, 1978; Laws 1982, Ch. 322, § 5; Laws 1985, Ch. 364, § 21, eff. May 16, 1985; Laws 1990, Ch. 384, § 4; Laws 1993, Ch. 255, § 29, eff. Jan. 1, 1994; Laws 2008, Ch. 301, § 60, eff. Jan. 1, 2009.