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1709. 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.