SB442: Sexual abuse; increases penalty for abuse of child 13 or 14 years of age to Class 6 felony.


Offered January 8, 2014
Prefiled January 7, 2014
A BILL to amend and reenact §§ 18.2-67.4:2 of the Code of Virginia, relating to sexual abuse of certain children; penalty.
Patron-- Garrett

Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

That § 18.2-67.4:2 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 18.2-67.4:2. Sexual abuse of a child 13  years of age or older but under 15 years of age; penalty.

Any adult who, with lascivious intent, commits an act of sexual abuse, as defined in § 18.2-67.10, with any child 13 years of age or older but under 15 years of age is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor 6 felony.

2. That the provisions of this act may result in a net increase in periods of imprisonment or commitment. Pursuant to § 30-19.1:4, the estimated amount of the necessary appropriation is at least $960,821 for periods of imprisonment in state adult correctional facilities and is $0 for periods of commitment to the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice.