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Legal Statutes: North Carolina

UPDATED August 17, 2016

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Article 7B. Rape and Other Sex Offenses

back to top14-27.31. Sexual activity by a substitute parent or custodian

Formerly cited as § 14-27.7

(a) If a defendant who has assumed the position of a parent in the home of a minor victim engages in vaginal intercourse or a sexual act with a victim who is a minor residing in the home, the defendant is guilty of a Class E felony.

(b) If a person having custody of a victim of any age or a person who is an agent or employee of any person, or institution, whether such institution is private, charitable, or governmental, having custody of a victim of any age engages in vaginal intercourse or a sexual act with such victim, the defendant is guilty of a Class E felony.

(c) Consent is not a defense to a charge under this section.

Recodified from § 14-27.7(a) by S.L. 2015-181, § 13(a), eff. Dec. 1, 2015. Amended by S.L. 2015-181, § 13(b), eff. Dec. 1, 2015.