Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 62 Part 1.djvu/377

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80TH CONG. , 2D SESS.-CH. 428-JUNE 9, 1948 INDECENT ArTS--CHILDnEN SEC. 103. (a) Any person who shall take, or attempt to take any immoral, improper, or indecent liberties with any child of either sex, under the age of sixteen years, with the intent of arousing, appealing to, or gratifying the lust or passions or sexual desires, either of such person or of such child, or of both such person and such child, or who shall commit, or attempt to commit, any lewd or lascivious act upon or with the body, or any part or member thereof, of such child, with the intent of arousing, appealing to, or gratifying the lust or passions or sexual desires, either of such person or of such child, or of both such person and such child shall be imprisoned in a penitentiary, not more than ten years. (b) Any such person who shall, in the District of Columbia, take any such child or shall entice, allure, or persuade any such child, to any place whatever for the purpose either of taking any such immoral, improper, or indecent liberties with such child, with said intent or of committing any such lewd, or lascivious act upon or with the body, or any part or member thereof, of such child with said intent, shall be imprisoned in the penitentiary not more than five years. (c) Consent by a child to any act or conduct prescribed by subsec- tion (a) or (b) shall not be a defense, nor shall lack of knowledge of the child's age be a defense. (d) The provisions of this section shall not apply to the offenses covered by section 104 of this Act or by section 808 of the Act of March 3, 1901, entitled "An Act to establish a code of law for the District of Columbia", as amended and supplemented (D. C . Code, 1940 edition, sec. 22-2801). SODOMY SEC. 104. (a) Every person who shall be convicted of taking into his or her mouth or anus the sexual organ of any other person or animal, or who shall be convicted of placing his or her sexual organ in the mouth or anus of any other person or animal, or who shall be convicted of having carnal copulation in an opening of the body except sexual parts with another person, shall be fined not more than $1,000 or be imprisoned for a period not exceeding ten years. Any person con- victed under this section of committing such act with a person under the age of sixteen years shall be fined not more than $1,000 or be imprisoned for a period not exceeding twenty years. And in any indictment for the commission of any of the acts, hereby declared to be offenses, it shall not be necessary to set forth the particular unnatural or perverted sexual practice with the commission of which the defendant may be charged, nor to set forth the particular manner in which said unnatural or perverted sexual practice was committed, but it shall be sufficient if the indictment set forth that the defendant committed a certain unnatural and perverted sexual practice with a person or animal, as the case may be: Provided, That the accused, on motion, shall be entitled to be furnished with a bill of particulars, setting forth the particular acts which constitute the offense charged. (b) Any penetration, however slight, is sufficient to complete the crime specified in this section. Proof of emission shall not be necessary. TITLE II Penalty. Infra. 31 Stat. 1322 . Penalty. Bill of particulars. DEFINMIONS SEC. 201. For the purposes of this title- (1) The term "sexual psychopath" means a person, not insane, who p..sith.l p >re ho by a course of repeated misconduct in sexual matters has evidenced 62 STAT.]