North Dakota Sexual Abuse Laws

In North Dakota, a person can be charged with a serious crime if he or she engages in a sexual act or sexual contact with a minor. The seriousness of the crime and the penalties are even greater if the minor is under 15 years of age.
This is what North Dakota law considers a sexual act or sexual contact.
Sexual Act:

Intercourse

Oral sex

Anal sex

Use of an object

Digital penetration
Sexual Contact:

Touching of sexual or other intimate parts for the purpose of arousing or satisfying sexual or aggressive desires.
  Brief descriptions of North Dakota’s sex crimes are listed in the table below. You can view the full text of the North Dakota century code on sex crimes here.

Sex Offenses Under North Dakota Law

12.1-20-03 Gross Sexual Imposition Sexual contact:
Victim forced
Victim drug induced
Victim unaware
Victim DD
Victim < 15

F

12.1-20-04 Sexual Imposition Rape by threat
Sexual act or contact as a part of gang initiation
F
12.1-20-03.1 Continuous Sexual Abuse Combination of any 3 sexual acts or contacts during a period of 3 months, victim < 15 F
12.1-20-05(2) Corruption of a Minor Sexual act with a victim 15-17Defendant > 21 F
12.1-20-05(1) Corruption of a Minor Sexual act with a victim 15-17 M
12.1-20-05(2) Solicitation of a Minor Solicits with intent to engage in a sexual act
Victim < 15
F
12.1-20-05(1) Solicitation of a Minor Solicits with intent to engage in a sexual act
Victim 15-17
M
12.1-20-05.1 Luring Minors by Computer Computer communication to solicit a minor < 15 or
Adult is > 21
F
12.1-20-05.1 Luring Minors by Computer Computer communication to solicit a minor 15-17 M
12.1-20-06 Sexual Abuse of Wards Sexual act with a person in custody or detained in institution F
12.1-20-07 Sexual Assault Sexual contact:
Victim 15-17, adult is > 21
F
12.1-20-07 Sexual Assault (A misdemeanor) Sexual contact:
Victim DD
Victim drug induced
Victim unaware
Victim 15-17
M
12.1-20-11 Incest Intermarrying, cohabiting, or engaging in a sexual act with a relative F
12.1-20-12.1 Indecent Exposure Exposing/masturbating enhanced for prior conviction or after registering F
12.1-20-12.1 Indecent Exposure Exposing/masturbating in public M
12.1-20-12.2 Surreptitious Intrusion Peeping enhanced for prior conviction or after registering F
12.1-20-12.2 Surreptitious Intrusion Peeping M
12.1-27.2 Sexual Performance by Children Promoting, directing, or using a minor in a sexual performance F
12.1-27.2-04.1 Possession of certain materials prohibited Possession of child pornography M
Other North Dakota Information Pages
  Sex Offenders Registry
  Child Sexual Abuse Statistics
 

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