CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS
CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS
18-1508A. Sexual battery of a minor child sixteen or seventeen years of age — Penalty. (1) It is a felony for any person at least five (5) years of age older than a minor child who is sixteen (16) or seventeen (17) years of age, who, with the intent of arousing, appealing to or gratifying the lust, passion, or sexual desires of such person, minor child, or third party, to:
(a) Commit any lewd or lascivious act or acts upon or with the body or any part or any member thereof of such minor child including, but not limited to, genital-genital contact, oral-genital contact, anal-genital contact, oral-anal contact, manual-anal contact or manual-genital contact, whether between persons of the same or opposite sex, or who shall involve such minor child in any act of explicit sexual conduct as defined in section 18-1507, Idaho Code; or
(b) Solicit such minor child to participate in a sexual act; or
(c) Cause or have sexual contact with such minor child, not amounting to lewd conduct as defined in paragraph (a) of this subsection.
(2) For the purpose of subsection (1)(b) of this section, "solicit" means any written, verbal or physical act which is intended to communicate to such minor child the desire of the actor or third party to participate in a sexual act or participate in sexual foreplay, by the means of sexual contact, photographing or observing such minor child engaged in sexual contact.
(3) For the purpose of this section, "sexual contact" means any physical contact between such minor child and any person or between such minor children which is caused by the actor, or the actor causing such minor child to have self contact.
(4) Any person guilty of a violation of the provisions of subsection (1)(a) of this section shall be imprisoned in the state prison for a period not to exceed life.
(5) Any person guilty of a violation of the provisions of subsection (1)(b) or (c) of this section shall be imprisoned in the state prison for a period not to exceed twenty-five (25) years.
[18-1508A, added 1992, ch. 249, sec. 1, p. 733; am. 2006, ch. 178, sec. 7, p. 549; am. 2022, ch. 123, sec. 2, p. 435.]