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§ 40.2. Victim protection order--Victims not to be discouraged from pressing charges--Rape or forcible sodomy

A. A victim protection order for any victim of rape, forcible sodomy, a sex offense, kidnapping or assault and battery with a deadly weapon shall be substantially similar to a protective order in domestic abuse cases pursuant to the Protection from Domestic Abuse Act.1

B. A member of the immediate family of a victim of first-degree murder may seek a victim protection order against the following persons:

1. The person who was charged and subsequently convicted as the principal in the crime of murder in the first degree; or

2. The person who was charged and subsequently convicted of being an accessory to the crime of murder in the first degree.

A victim protection order for a member of the immediate family of a victim of first-degree murder shall be substantially similar to a protective order in domestic abuse cases pursuant to the Protection from Domestic Abuse Act.

C. No peace officer shall discourage a victim of rape, forcible sodomy, a sex offense, kidnapping or assault and battery with a deadly weapon from pressing charges against any assailant of the victim.