2010 Maryland Code
CRIMINAL LAW
TITLE 3 - OTHER CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON
Subtitle 3 - Sexual Crimes
Section 3-322 - Unnatural or perverted sexual practice.

§ 3-322. Unnatural or perverted sexual practice.
 

(a)  Prohibited.- A person may not: 

(1) take the sexual organ of another or of an animal in the person's mouth; 

(2) place the person's sexual organ in the mouth of another or of an animal; or 

(3) commit another unnatural or perverted sexual practice with another or with an animal. 

(b)  Penalty.- A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 10 years or a fine not exceeding $1,000 or both. 

(c)  Statute of limitations and in banc review.- A person who violates this section is subject to § 5-106(b) of the Courts Article. 

(d)  Charging document.- An indictment for a violation of this section: 

(1) is sufficient if it states that the defendant committed an unnatural and perverted sexual practice with a person or animal as applicable; but 

(2) need not state the particular: 

(i) unnatural or perverted sexual practice with which the defendant is charged; or 

(ii) manner in which the defendant committed the unnatural or perverted sexual practice. 
 

[An. Code 1957, art. 27, § 554; 2002, ch. 26, § 2; ch. 266, § 1; ch. 278, § 1.] 

 

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