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Legal Statutes: Missouri

UPDATED February 13, 2017

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Chapter 566. Sexual Offenses

back to top566.101. Sexual abuse, second degree, penalties

1. A person commits the offense of sexual abuse in the second degree if he or she purposely subjects another person to sexual contact without that person's consent.

2. The offense of sexual abuse in the second degree is a class A misdemeanor, unless it is an aggravated sexual offense, in which case it is a class E felony.

(L.1977, S.B. No. 60, p. 662, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1979. Amended by L.1994, S.B. No. 693, § A, eff. Jan. 1, 1995; L.2002, S.B. Nos. 969, 673 & 855, § A; L.2006, H.B. Nos. 1698, 1236, 995, 1362 & 1290, § A, eff. June 5, 2006. Transferred from § 566.090 and amended by L.2013, H.B. No. 215, § A, eff. Aug. 28, 2013. Amended by L.2014, S.B. No. 491, § A, eff. Jan. 1, 2017.)