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CITE

    18 USC Sec. 2244                                            01/05/2009

EXPCITE

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

HEAD

    Sec. 2244. Abusive sexual contact

STATUTE

      (a) Sexual Conduct in Circumstances Where Sexual Acts Are
    Punished by This Chapter. - 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 engages in or causes sexual contact with or by another
    person, if so to do would violate -
        (1) subsection (a) or (b) of section 2241 of this title had the
      sexual contact been a sexual act, shall be fined under this
      title, imprisoned not more than ten years, or both;
        (2) section 2242 of this title had the sexual contact been a
      sexual act, shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more
      than three years, or both;
        (3) subsection (a) of section 2243 of this title had the sexual
      contact been a sexual act, shall be fined under this title,
      imprisoned not more than two years, or both;
        (4) subsection (b) of section 2243 of this title had the sexual
      contact been a sexual act, shall be fined under this title,
      imprisoned not more than two years, or both; or
        (5) subsection (c) of section 2241 of this title had the sexual
      contact been a sexual act, shall be fined under this title and
      imprisoned for any term of years or for life.
      (b) In Other Circumstances. - 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 engages in sexual contact with another person without
    that other person's permission shall be fined under this title,
    imprisoned not more than two years, or both.
      (c) Offenses Involving Young Children. - If the sexual contact
    that violates this section (other than subsection (a)(5)) is with
    an individual who has not attained the age of 12 years, the maximum
    term of imprisonment that may be imposed for the offense shall be
    twice that otherwise provided in this section.

SOURCE

    (Added Pub. L. 99-646, Sec. 87(b), Nov. 10, 1986, 100 Stat. 3622,
    and Pub. L. 99-654, Sec. 2, Nov. 14, 1986, 100 Stat. 3661; amended
    Pub. L. 100-690, title VII, Sec. 7058(a), Nov. 18, 1988, 102 Stat.
    4403; Pub. L. 103-322, title XXXIII, Sec. 330016(1)(K), Sept. 13,
    1994, 108 Stat. 2147; Pub. L. 105-314, title III, Sec. 302, Oct.
    30, 1998, 112 Stat. 2979; Pub. L. 109-162, title XI, Sec.
    1177(a)(5), (b)(2), Jan. 5, 2006, 119 Stat. 3125; Pub. L. 109-248,
    title II, Secs. 206(a)(2), 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 2244.

AMENDMENTS

      2007 - Subsecs. (a), (b). Pub. L. 110-161 substituted "the head
    of any Federal department or agency" for "the Attorney General".
      2006 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 109-248, Sec. 207(2), inserted comma
    after "Attorney General" in introductory provisions.
      Pub. L. 109-162, Sec. 1177(a)(5), 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.
      Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 109-248, Sec. 206(a)(2)(A)(i), inserted
    "subsection (a) or (b) of" before "section 2241 of this title".
      Subsec. (a)(4). Pub. L. 109-162, Sec. 1177(b)(2), substituted
    "two years" for "six months".
      Subsec. (a)(5). Pub. L. 109-248, Sec. 206(a)(2)(A)(ii)-(iv),
    added par. (5).
      Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 109-248, Sec. 207(2), inserted comma after
    "Attorney General".
      Pub. L. 109-162, Sec. 1177(a)(5), (b)(2), 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," and substituted
    "two years" for "six months".
      Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 109-248, Sec. 206(a)(2)(B), inserted "(other
    than subsection (a)(5))" after "violates this section".
      1998 - Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 105-314 added subsec. (c).
      1994 - Subsecs. (a)(4), (b). Pub. L. 103-322 substituted "fined
    under this title" for "fined not more than $5,000".
      1988 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 100-690 substituted "ten years" for
    "five years" in par. (1) and "two years" for "one year" in par.
    (3).
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