Legal Statutes: Vermont
UPDATED September 24, 2012
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- Vermont Statutes (select sections)
- Title Twelve. Court Procedure
- Part 9. Particular Proceedings
- Chapter 178. Orders Against Stalking or Sexual Assault
- Title Thirteen. Crimes and Criminal Procedure
- Part 1. Crimes
- Chapter 1. General Provisions
- Chapter 19. Breach of the Peace; Disturbances
- Subchapter 4. Other Disturbances of the Peace
- Subchapter 7. Stalking
- Chapter 56. Custodial Interference
- Chapter 59. Lewdness and Prostitution
- Subchapter 1. Lewd and Indecent Conduct
- Chapter 64. Sexual Exploitation of Children
- Chapter 72. Sexual Assault
- Subchapter 1. Crimes; Trials
- Title Fourteen. Decedents' Estates and Fiduciary Relations
- Part 4. Fiduciary Relations
- Chapter 111. Guardianship
- Subchapter 2. Persons for Whom Guardians Appointed2
- Article 1. Guardians of Minors
- Title Fifteen. Domestic Relations
- Chapter 5. Desertion and Support
- Subchapter 3A. Parentage Proceedings
- Chapter 11. Annulment and Divorce
- Subchapter 3A. Child Custody and Support
- Chapter 18. Grandparents' Visitation
- Chapter 19. Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act [Repealed]
- §§ 1031 to 1051. Repealed by 2011, No. 29, § 8, eff. July 1, 2011
- Chapter 20. Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement
- Subchapter 2. Jurisdiction
- Chapter 21. Abuse Prevention
- Subchapter 1: General Provisions
- Subchapter 3: Address Confidentiality for Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault or Stalking
- Title Fifteen B. Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (1996)
- Chapter 3. Civil Provisions of General Application
- Vermont Court Rules
- Rules for Family Proceedings
Subchapter 1. Crimes; Trials
(a) No person shall engage in a sexual act with another person and
compel the other person to participate in a sexual act:
(1) without the consent of the other person; or
(2) by threatening or coercing the other person; or
(3) by placing the other person in fear that any person will suffer imminent bodily injury.
(b) No person shall engage in a sexual act with another person and impair substantially the ability of the other person to appraise or control conduct by administering or employing drugs or intoxicants without the knowledge or against the will of the other person.
(c) No person shall engage in a sexual act with a child who is under the age of 16, except:
(1) where the persons are married to each other and the sexual act is consensual; or
(2) where the person is less than 19 years old, the child is at least 15 years old, and the sexual act is consensual.
(d) No person shall engage in a sexual act with a child who is under the age of 18 and is entrusted to the actor's care by authority of law or is the actor's child, grandchild, foster child, adopted child, or stepchild.
(e) No person shall engage in a sexual act with a child under the age of 16 if:
(1) the victim is entrusted to the actor's care by authority of law or is the actor's child, grandchild, foster child, adopted child, or stepchild; or
(2) the actor is at least 18 years of age, resides in the victim's household, and serves in a parental role with respect to the victim.
(f)(1) A person who violates subsection (a), (b), (d), or (e) of this section shall be imprisoned not less than three years and for a maximum term of life, and, in addition, may be fined not more than $25,000.00.
(2) A person who violates subsection (c) of this section shall be imprisoned for not more than 20 years, and, in addition, may be fined not more than $10,000.00.
(g) A person convicted of violating subsection (a), (b), (d), or (e) of this section shall be sentenced under section 3271 of this title.
1977, No. 51, § 1; 1985, No. 83, § 2; 1989, Adj. Sess., No. 293, § 5; 2005, Adj. Sess., No. 192, § 10.