Sexual abuse of wards - North Dakota Sexual Assault Laws

In North Dakota, the criminal charge of Sexual abuse of wards is classified as a Class C felony.

Sexual abuse of wards Crime & Punishment in North Dakota :

The North Dakota code § 12.1-20-06 defines one degrees of the crime sexual abuse of wards, 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 Sexual abuse of wards - Charge Description Punishment
Class C felony
A person who engages in a sexual act with another person, or any person who causes another to engage in a sexual act is guilty of this offense if the other person is in official custody or detained in a hospital, prison, or other institution and the actor has supervisory or disciplinary authority over the other person. Up to 5 years in prison and/or a maximum fine of $5,000

Sexual abuse of wards is a charge that is unique to North Dakota. Crimes that would be prosecuted as sexual abuse of wards in North Dakota will be prosecuted under a different statute depending on the state in which the crime takes place.

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