2016 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 20 - Military Affairs
Article 12 - Code of Military Justice
Section 20-12-51 - Rape and carnal knowledge.

NM Stat § 20-12-51 (2016) What's This?

20-12-51. Rape and carnal knowledge.

A. Any person subject to Chapter 20 NMSA 1978 who commits an act of sexual intercourse with a female not his wife, by force and without her consent, is guilty of rape and shall be punished by death or other punishment as a court-martial may direct.

B. Any person subject to Chapter 20 NMSA 1978 who, under circumstances not amounting to rape, commits an act of sexual intercourse with a female not his wife who has not attained the age of sixteen years, is guilty of carnal knowledge and shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.

C. Penetration, however slight, is sufficient to complete either of these offenses.

History: 1978 Comp., 20-12-51, enacted by Laws 1989, ch. 337, 50.

Disclaimer: These codes may not be the most recent version. New Mexico may have more current or accurate information. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or the information linked to on the state site. Please check official sources.