Female genital mutilation - New York Sexual Assault Laws

In New York, the criminal charge of Female genital mutilation is classified as a Statutory Class E felony.

Female genital mutilation Crime & Punishment in New York :

The New York code § 130.85 defines one degrees of the crime female genital mutilation , each with associated punishments. The degree of the crime depends on the specifics of the crime committed, with higher degrees of the charge generally receiving harsher punishments.

Severity Female genital mutilation - Charge Description Punishment
Class E felony
  • A person commits female genital mutilation when, outside of a medical purpose, being a parent, guardian or other person legally responsible and charged with the care or custody of a child less than 18 years old, he or she knowingly consents to the circumcision, excision, or infibulation of whole or part of such child’s labia majora or labia minora or clitoris.
  • A person commits female genital mutilation when, outside of a medical purpose, the offender knowingly circumcises, excises, or infibulates the whole or any part of the labia majora or labia minora or clitoris of a victim who is less than 18 years old.
A maximum of 4 years in jail

New York law allows female genital mutilation to be enforced as a statutory charge. This means that this charge can be applied to cases in which the victim is younger than the New York Age of Consent, even if the victim willingly engages in sexual relations with the defendant.

Female genital mutilation is a charge that is unique to New York. Crimes that would be prosecuted as female genital mutilation in New York will be prosecuted under a different statute depending on the state in which the crime takes place.

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