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April 1, 2024

6-2-502. Aggravated assault and battery; penalty

(a) A person is guilty of aggravated assault and battery if he engages in any of the following:

(i) Causes or attempts to cause serious bodily injury to another intentionally, knowingly or recklessly under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life;

(ii) Attempts to cause, or intentionally or knowingly causes bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon;

(iii) Threatens to use a drawn deadly weapon on another unless reasonably necessary in defense of his person, property or abode or to prevent serious bodily injury to another;

(iv) Intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causes bodily injury to a woman whom he knows is pregnant;

(v) Intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causes female genital mutilation to be performed on a person who has not attained the age of eighteen (18) years.

(b) Aggravated assault and battery is a felony punishable by imprisonment:

(i) For not more than ten (10) years for violations of paragraphs (a)(i) through (iv) of this section;

(ii) For not less than five (5) years and not more than twenty-five (25) years for violations of paragraph (a)(v) of this section.

(c) It is not a defense in a prosecution under paragraph (a)(v) of this section that a female under eighteen (18) years of age or the parent, guardian or custodian of the female under eighteen (18) years of age consented to the female genital mutilation. Religion, ritual, custom or standard practice shall not be a defense to the offense of female genital mutilation.