2010 Maryland Code
CRIMINAL LAW
TITLE 3 - OTHER CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON
Subtitle 3 - Sexual Crimes
Section 3-315 - Continuing course of conduct with child.

§ 3-315. Continuing course of conduct with child.
 

(a)  Prohibited.- A person may not engage in a continuing course of conduct which includes three or more acts that would constitute violations of § 3-303, § 3-304, § 3-305, § 3-306, or § 3-307 of this subtitle over a period of 90 days or more, with a victim who is under the age of 14 years at any time during the course of conduct. 

(b)  Penalty.-  

(1) A person who violates this section is guilty of a felony and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 30 years. 

(2) A sentence imposed under this section may be separate from and consecutive to or concurrent with a sentence under § 3-602 of this title. 

(c)  Determination.- In determining whether the required number of acts occurred in violation of this section, the trier of fact: 

(1) must determine only that the required number of acts occurred; and 

(2) need not determine which acts constitute the required number of acts. 

(d)  Merger.-  

(1) A person may not be charged with a violation of § 3-303, § 3-304, § 3-305, § 3-306, or § 3-307 of this subtitle involving the same victim in the same proceeding as a violation of this section unless the other violation charged occurred outside the time period charged under this section. 

(2) A person may not be charged with a violation of § 3-303, § 3-304, § 3-305, § 3-306, or § 3-307 of this subtitle involving the same victim unless the violation charged occurred outside the time period charged under this section. 
 

[2002, ch. 26, § 12; ch. 278, § 2.] 

 

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