2014 Arkansas Code
Title 5 - Criminal Offenses
Subtitle 3 - Offenses Involving Families, Dependents, Etc.
Chapter 27 - Offenses Against Children or Incompetents
Subchapter 3 - Arkansas Protection of Children Against Exploitation Act of 1979
§ 5-27-307 - Sexually grooming a child.
(a) As used in this section, "disseminates" means to allow to view, expose, furnish, present, sell, or otherwise distribute.
(b) A person commits sexually grooming a child if he or she knowingly disseminates to a child thirteen (13) years of age or younger with or without consideration a visual or print medium depicting sexually explicit conduct with the purpose to entice, induce, or groom the child thirteen (13) years of age or younger to engage in the following with a person:
(1) Sexual intercourse;
(2) Sexually explicit conduct; or
(3) Deviate sexual activity.
(c) Sexually grooming a child is a:
(1) Class D felony if the actor is twenty-one (21) years of age or older; or
(2) Class A misdemeanor if the actor is younger than twenty-one (21) years of age.
(d) It is an affirmative defense to prosecution under this section that the actor was not more than three (3) years older than the victim.
(e) It is not a defense to prosecution under this section that the actor does not know the age of the child or believes the child is fourteen (14) years of age or older.
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