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Legal Statutes: U.S. Virgin Islands

UPDATED November 22, 2016

U.S. Virgin Islands Statutes

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Chapter 85. Rape and Related Offenses

back to top1709. Unlawful sexual contact in the second degree

(a) A person over eighteen years of age who engages in sexual contact with a person who is over thirteen but under sixteen years of age is guilty of unlawful sexual contact in the second degree and shall be imprisoned not more than 1 year.

(b) Spousal consent shall be an affirmative defense in the event the persons are legally married pursuant to the provisions of title 16, chapter 1 of the Virgin Islands Code.
Added Oct. 18, 1984, No. 5013, § 5, Sess. L. 1984, p. 346; amended Oct . 15, 2013, No. 7517, § 1(a), (c)(7), Sess. L. 2013, p.