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The Vermont Statutes Online

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Title 13 : Crimes and Criminal Procedure

Chapter 064 : Sexual Exploitation of Children

(Cite as: 13 V.S.A. § 2822)
  • § 2822. Use of a child in a sexual performance

    (a) No person shall, with knowledge of the character and content, promote a sexual performance by a child or a performance that contains a lewd exhibition of the genitals, anus, or breasts of a child, or hire, employ, procure, use, cause, or induce a child to engage in such a performance.

    (b) In any prosecution arising under this section, the defendant may raise as an affirmative defense that before the child participated in the sexual performance, the defendant, in good faith, had a reasonable and factual basis to conclude that the child had in fact attained 16 years of age; and the defendant did not rely solely upon the oral allegations or representations of the child as to his or her age. (Added 1983, No. 92; amended 1999, No. 122 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 2019, No. 132 (Adj. Sess.), § 1.)