Sexual Abuse in the First Degree

CRIME VICTIMS UNITED


From the 1998 Criminal Code of Oregon:

163.427 Sexual abuse in the first degree.

(1) A person commits the crime of sexual abuse in the first degree when that person:

(a) Subjects another person to sexual contact and:

(A) The victim is less than 14 years of age;

(B) The victim is subjected to forcible compulsion by the actor; or

(C) The victim is incapable of consent by reason of being mentally defective, mentally incapacitated or physically helpless; or

(b) Intentionally causes a person under 18 years of age to touch or contact the mouth, anus or sex organs of an animal for the purpose of arousing or gratifying the sexual desire of a person.

(2) Sexual abuse in the first degree is a Class B felony.

See also Ignorance as a Defense in Sex Crimes and Age as a Defense in Sex Crimes.


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