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Legal Statutes: Alaska

UPDATED September 14, 2017

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ARTICLE 4. SEXUAL OFFENSES

back to topSec. 11.41.432. Defenses

(a) It is a defense to a crime charged under AS 11.41.410(a)(3), 11.41.420(a)(2), 11.41.420(a)(3), 11.41.425, or 11.41.427 that the offender is

(1) mentally incapable; or

(2) married to the person and neither party has filed with the court for a separation, divorce, or dissolution of the marriage.

(b) Except as provided in (a) of this section, in a prosecution under AS 11.41.410 or 11.41.420, it is not a defense that the victim was, at the time of the alleged offense, the legal spouse of the defendant.

(c) It is an affirmative defense to a crime charged under AS 11.41.425(a)(5) or 11.41.427(a)(4) that the offender and the person on probation or parole had, before the person was placed on probation or parole, a dating relationship or a sexual relationship, and the relationship continued until the date of the alleged offense.


SLA 1988, ch. 96, § 4; SLA 1989, ch. 50, § 27; Amended by SLA 2013, ch. 43, §§ 7, 8, eff. July 1, 2013.