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Title 13 : Crimes and Criminal Procedure

Chapter 064 : SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN

(Cite as: 13 V.S.A. § 2821)
  • § 2821. Definitions

    As used in this chapter:

    (1) "Child" means any person under the age of 16 years.

    (2) "Sexual conduct" means any of the following:

    (A) any conduct involving contact between the penis and the vulva, the penis and the penis, the penis and the anus, the mouth and the penis, the mouth and the anus, the vulva and the vulva, or the mouth and the vulva;

    (B) any intrusion, however slight, by any part of a person's body or any object into the genital or anal opening of another with the intent of arousing, appealing to, or gratifying the lust, passions, or sexual desire of any person;

    (C) any intentional touching, not through the clothing, of the genitals, anus, or breasts of another with the intent of arousing, appealing to, or gratifying the lust, passions, or sexual desire of any person;

    (D) masturbation;

    (E) bestiality; or

    (F) sadomasochistic abuse for sexual purposes.

    (3) "Performance" means:

    (A) an event that is photographed, filmed, or visually recorded; or

    (B) a play, dance, or other visual presentation or exhibition before an audience.

    (4) "Sexual performance" means any performance or any part of a performance, which includes sexual conduct by a child.

    (5) "Promote" means to procure, issue, manufacture, publish, sell, give, provide, lend, mail, deliver, distribute, disseminate, circulate, present, exhibit, advertise, or offer to do the same, by any means, including electronic transmission. (Added 1983, No. 92; amended 1999, No. 122 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 1999, No. 124 (Adj. Sess.), § 9.)