2005 Missouri Revised Statutes - § 566.100. — Sexual abuse, penalties.

566.100. 1. A person commits the crime of sexual abuse if he subjects another person to sexual contact by the use of forcible compulsion.

2. Sexual abuse is a class C felony unless in the course thereof the actor inflicts serious physical injury or displays a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument in a threatening manner or subjects the victim to sexual contact with more than one person or the victim is less than fourteen years of age, in which case the crime is a class B felony.

(L. 1977 S.B. 60, A.L. 1990 H.B. 1370, et al., A.L. 1991 H.B. 566, A.L. 1994 S.B. 693)

Effective 1-1-95

CROSS REFERENCE: Child abuse, definitions, actions for civil damages may be brought, when, RSMo 537.046

(1981) Offenses of sexual abuse in the first, second, and third degree may be, but are not necessarily, lesser included offenses under sodomy statute and deviate sexual assault statutes. State v. Gibson (Mo.App.), 623 S.W.2d 93.

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