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Legal Statutes: New Jersey

UPDATED February 3, 2016

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Chapter 14. Sexual Offenses

back to top2C:14-3. Criminal sexual contact

a. An actor is guilty of aggravated criminal sexual contact if he commits an act of sexual contact with the victim under any of the circumstances set forth in 2C:14-2a. (2) through (7).

Aggravated criminal sexual contact is a crime of the third degree.

b. An actor is guilty of criminal sexual contact if he commits an act of sexual contact with the victim under any of the circumstances set forth in section 2C:14-2c. (1) through (4).

Criminal sexual contact is a crime of the fourth degree.
L.1978, c. 95, § 2C:14-3, eff. Sept. 1, 1979. Amended by L.1979, c. 178, § 27, eff. Sept. 1, 1979; L.1997, c. 194, § 2, eff. Aug. 8, 1997.