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Legal Information: South Carolina
Updated: December 8, 2020
16-3-653. Criminal sexual conduct in the second degree
(1) A person is guilty of criminal sexual conduct in the second degree if the actor uses aggravated coercion to accomplish sexual battery.
(2) Criminal sexual conduct in the second degree is a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than twenty years according to the discretion of the court.
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