Code of the District of Columbia

§ 22–3006. Misdemeanor sexual abuse.

Whoever engages in a sexual act or sexual contact with another person and who should have knowledge or reason to know that the act was committed without that other person’s permission, shall be imprisoned for not more than 180 days and, in addition, may be fined in an amount not more than the amount set forth in § 22-3571.01.


(May 23, 1995, D.C. Law 10-257, § 205, 42 DCR 53; June 11, 2013, D.C. Law 19-317, § 232(e), 60 DCR 2064.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 22-4106.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 16-801, § 22-4151, and § 23-581.

Effect of Amendments

The 2013 amendment by D.C. Law 19-317 substituted “not more than the amount set forth in § 22-3571.01” for “in an amount not to exceed $1,000”.

Cross References

Consent defense to sexual abuse, see § 22-3007.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 232(e) of the Criminal Fine Proportionality Emergency Act of 2013 (D.C. Act 20-45, April 1, 2013, 60 DCR 5400, 20 DCSTAT 1300).

Editor's Notes

Applicability of D.C. Law 19-317: Section 401 of D.C. Law 19-317 provided that the act shall apply only to offenses committed on or after June 11, 2013.