2005 Missouri Revised Statutes - § 566.068. — Child molestation, second degree, penalties.

566.068. 1. A person commits the crime of child molestation in the second degree if he or she subjects another person who is less than seventeen years of age to sexual contact.

2. Child molestation in the second degree is a class A misdemeanor unless the actor has previously been convicted of an offense under this chapter or in the course thereof the actor inflicts serious physical injury on any person, displays a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument in a threatening manner, or the offense is committed as part of a ritual or ceremony, in which case the crime is a class D felony.

(L. 1994 S.B. 693, A.L. 2000 S.B. 757 & 602)

CROSS REFERENCE: Child, genital mutilation of a female child, crime, penalty, defenses, RSMo 568.065

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