An Act To Increase the Penalty for Visual Sexual Aggression against a Child
Sec. 1. 17-A MRSA §256, sub-§1, as amended by PL 2007, c. 688, §1, is further amended to read:
Current law prohibits visual sexual aggression against a child, which is either a Class C crime if the child has not attained 12 years of age or a Class D crime if the child has not attained 14 years of age.
This bill amends that law to provide that visual sexual aggression against a child who has not attained 14 years of age is a Class C crime and retains as an element of the crime the motivation of the actor committing the crime for the purpose of causing affront or alarm when the actor exposes the actor's genitals to another person or causes the other person to expose that person's genitals to the actor.