2021 Indiana Code
Title 35. Criminal Law and Procedure
Article 44.1. Offenses Against General Public Administration
Chapter 3. Detention
35-44.1-3-10. Sexual Misconduct With a Service Provider

Universal Citation: IN Code § 35-44.1-3-10 (2021)

Sec. 10. (a) The following definitions apply throughout this section:

(1) "Lawful supervision" means supervision by:

(A) the department of correction;

(B) a court;

(C) a probation department;

(D) a community corrections program, a community transition program, or another similar program; or

(E) parole.

(2) "Service provider" means:

(A) with respect to a person subject to lawful detention:

(i) a public servant;

(ii) a person employed by a governmental entity; or

(iii) a person who provides goods or services to a person who is subject to lawful detention; and

(B) with respect to a person subject to lawful supervision:

(i) a public servant whose official duties include the supervision of the person subject to lawful supervision;

(ii) a person employed by a governmental entity to provide supervision for the person subject to lawful supervision; or

(iii) a person who is employed by or contracts with a governmental entity to provide treatment or other services to the person subject to lawful supervision as a condition of the person's lawful supervision.

(b) A service provider who knowingly or intentionally engages in sexual intercourse or other sexual conduct (as defined in IC 35-31.5-2-221.5) with a person who is subject to lawful detention or lawful supervision commits sexual misconduct, a Level 5 felony.

(c) A service provider at least eighteen (18) years of age who knowingly or intentionally engages in sexual intercourse or other sexual conduct (as defined in IC 35-31.5-2-221.5) with a person who is:

(1) less than eighteen (18) years of age; and

(2) subject to lawful detention or lawful supervision;

commits sexual misconduct, a Level 4 felony.

(d) It is not a defense that an act described in subsection (b) or (c) was consensual.

(e) This section does not apply to sexual intercourse or other sexual conduct (as defined in IC 35-31.5-2-221.5) between spouses.

As added by P.L.126-2012, SEC.54. Amended by P.L.158-2013, SEC.516; P.L.185-2014, SEC.6.

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