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CITE

    18 USC Sec. 2242                                            01/05/2009

EXPCITE

    TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
    PART I - CRIMES
    CHAPTER 109A - SEXUAL ABUSE

HEAD

    Sec. 2242. Sexual abuse

STATUTE

      Whoever, in the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of
    the United States or in a Federal prison, or in any prison,
    institution, or facility in which persons are held in custody by
    direction of or pursuant to a contract or agreement with the head
    of any Federal department or agency, knowingly -
        (1) causes another person to engage in a sexual act by
      threatening or placing that other person in fear (other than by
      threatening or placing that other person in fear that any person
      will be subjected to death, serious bodily injury, or
      kidnapping); or
        (2) engages in a sexual act with another person if that other
      person is -
          (A) incapable of appraising the nature of the conduct; or
          (B) physically incapable of declining participation in, or
        communicating unwillingness to engage in, that sexual act;
    or attempts to do so, shall be fined under this title and
    imprisoned for any term of years or for life.

SOURCE

    (Added Pub. L. 99-646, Sec. 87(b), Nov. 10, 1986, 100 Stat. 3621,
    and Pub. L. 99-654, Sec. 2, Nov. 14, 1986, 100 Stat. 3661; amended
    Pub. L. 103-322, title XXXIII, Sec. 330021(1), Sept. 13, 1994, 108
    Stat. 2150; Pub. L. 109-162, title XI, Sec. 1177(a)(3), Jan. 5,
    2006, 119 Stat. 3125; Pub. L. 109-248, title II, Secs. 205, 207(2),
    July 27, 2006, 120 Stat. 613, 615; Pub. L. 110-161, div. E, title
    V, Sec. 554, Dec. 26, 2007, 121 Stat. 2082.)

CODIFICATION

      Pub. L. 99-646 and Pub. L. 99-654 added identical sections 2242.

AMENDMENTS

      2007 - Pub. L. 110-161 substituted "the head of any Federal
    department or agency" for "the Attorney General" in introductory
    provisions.
      2006 - Pub. L. 109-248 inserted comma after "Attorney General" in
    introductory provisions and substituted "and imprisoned for any
    term of years or for life" for ", imprisoned not more than 20
    years, or both" in concluding provisions.
      Pub. L. 109-162 inserted "or in any prison, institution, or
    facility in which persons are held in custody by direction of or
    pursuant to a contract or agreement with the Attorney General"
    after "in a Federal prison," in introductory provisions.
      1994 - Par. (1). Pub. L. 103-322 substituted "kidnapping" for
    "kidnaping".
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