Bill No.: HB0060 Drafter: JHR

 

LSO No.: 09LSO-0222 Effective Date: 7/1/2009

 

Enrolled Act No.: HEA0052

 

Chapter No.: 87

 

Prime Sponsor: Representative Buchanan

 

Catch Title: Sex offenses by corrections personnel.

 

Subject: Establishing a crime for sex offenses committed by corrections staff against persons under the supervision by the corrections facility.

 

 

Summary/Major Elements:

         Under current law, W.S. 6-2-303(a)(vii) establishes a crime of sexual assault in the second degree for sex offenses committed by corrections staff against persons under the supervision by the corrections facility.

         This bill:

o       Establishes the crime of sexual assault in the third degree if the corrections officer subjects a person under his supervision to sexual contact without inflicting sexual intrusion and without causing serious bodily injury to the victim;

o       Provides that marriage is not by itself a defense to a violation of the offense created by this bill;

o       Provides that consent of the victim is not a defense to a violation of the offense created by this bill.