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Legal Statutes: Delaware

UPDATED April 12, 2017

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Subpart D. Sexual Offenses

back to top§ 769. Unlawful sexual contact in the first degree; class D felony

(a) A person is guilty of unlawful sexual contact in the first degree when:

(1) In the course of committing unlawful sexual contact in the third degree or in the course of committing unlawful sexual contact in the second degree, or during the immediate flight from the crime, or during an attempt to prevent the reporting of the crime, the person causes physical injury to the victim or the person displays what appears to be a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument; or represents by word or conduct that the person is in possession or control of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument.

(2) Repealed.

(3) The person intentionally has sexual contact with another person who is less than 13 years of age or causes the victim to have sexual contact with the person or a third person.

(b) Unlawful sexual contact in the first degree is a class D felony.
58 Laws 1972, ch. 497, § 1; 61 Laws 1977, ch. 56, § 2; 65 Laws 1986, ch. 494, § 1; 66 Laws 1988, ch. 269, § 21; 67 Laws 1989, ch. 130, § 8; 70 Laws 1995, ch. 186, § 1, eff. July 10, 1995; 74 Laws 2003, ch. 93, § 3, eff. June 30, 2003; 75 Laws 2006, ch. 392, § 1, eff. July 10, 2006; 76 Laws 2008, ch. 364, § 2, eff. July 16, 2008; 77 Laws 2009, ch. 148, § 34, eff. July 10, 2009; 77 Laws 2010, ch. 318, § 7, eff. June 30, 2010.