Charging State Subcontractors With Sex Crimes – 2017 Oklahoma Laws #15

State subcontractors and their employees are now included in the definitions of sodomy, rape, and sexual battery.

Forcible Sodomy Definition in Oklahoma

Forcible Sodomy in Oklahoma now includes the following act:

  • Sodomy committed by a state, county, municipal or political subdivision employee or a contractor or an employee of a contractor of the state, a county, a municipality, or political subdivision of Oklahoma upon a person who is under the legal custody, supervision, or authority of a state agency, a county, a municipality or a political subdivision of Oklahoma, or the subcontractor or employee of a subcontractor of the contractor of the state or federal government, a county, a municipality or a political subdivision of Oklahoma.

Rape Definition in Oklahoma

The definition of rape in Oklahoma now includes an act of sexual intercourse involving vaginal or anal penetration accomplished with a male or female who is not the spouse of the perpetrator and who may be of the same or the opposite sex as the perpetrator:

  • Where the victim is under the legal custody or supervision of a state agency, a federal agency, a county, a municipality, or a political subdivision and engages in sexual intercourse with a state, federal, county, municipal, or political subdivision employee or an employee of a contractor of Oklahoma, the federal government, a county, a municipality, or a political subdivision that exercises authority over the victim, or the subcontractor or employee of a subcontractor of the contractor of the state or federal government, a county, a municipality, or a political subdivision that exercises authority over the victim.

Sexual Battery Definition in Oklahoma

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The definition of sexual battery in Oklahoma now includes the intentional touching, mauling or feeling of the body or private parts of any person who is at least 16 years old in a lewd and lascivious manner:

  • When committed by a state, county, municipal, or political subdivision employee or a contractor or an employee of a contractor of Oklahoma, a county, a municipality, or political subdivision of Oklahoma upon a person who is under the legal custody, supervision, or authority of a state agency, a county, a municipality, or a political subdivision of Oklahoma, or the subcontractor or employee of a subcontractor of the contractor of the state or federal government, a county, a municipality, or a political subdivision of Oklahoma.

SB 273 amended 21 O.S. § 888, 21 O.S. § 1111, & 21 O.S. § 1123. It went into effect July 1, 2017.

Sources: SB 27321 O.S. § 88821 O.S. § 1111, & 21 O.S. § 1123.

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