2015 Missouri Revised Statutes
TITLE XXXVIII CRIMES AND PUNISHMENT; PEACE OFFICERS AND PUBLIC DEFENDERS (556-600)
Chapter 568 Offenses Against the Family
Section 568.080 Until December 31, 2016--Child used in sexual performance, penalties.

MO Rev Stat § 568.080 (2015) What's This?

568.080. 1. A person commits the crime of use of a child in a sexual performance if, knowing the character and content thereof, the person employs, authorizes, or induces a child less than seventeen years of age to engage in a sexual performance or, being a parent, legal guardian, or custodian of such child, consents to the participation by such child in such sexual performance.

2. Use of a child in a sexual performance is a class C felony, unless in the course thereof the person inflicts serious emotional injury on the child, in which case the crime is a class B felony.

(L. 1984 H.B. 1255)

Transferred 2014; now 573.200; Effective 1-01-17

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