INDECENCY WITH A CHILD

Chapter 21 of the Texas Penal Code governs the crime of INDECENCY WITH A CHILD in Texas.

Under Section 21.11, INDECENCY WITH A CHILD is defined in two separate ways as follows:

  1. INDECENCY WITH A CHILD is committed by an adult engaging in sexual contact with a child or causing a child to engage in sexual contact with another. Sexual contact is a person touching the anus, breast, or any part of the genitals of another person, including touching through clothing.  An offense of this kind is punishable as a second degree felony ( 2- 20 years in prison).
  2. INDECENCY WITH A CHILD is committed by an adult knowingly exposing his genitals or anus to a child with an intent to create      arousal, or causing the child to expose his or her genitals or anus when the adult has an intent to create arousal. An offense of this kind is punishable as a third degree felony (2-10 years in prison).

 

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