Introduced Version




Citations Affected: IC 35-44-1-5 .

Synopsis: Penalty for sexual relations with prisoners. Makes it a Class C felony for prison and jail staff to engage in sexual misconduct with a prisoner. (Current law classifies this crime as a Class D felony).

Effective: July 1, 2003.


    January 15, 2003, read first time and referred to Committee on Criminal, Civil and Public Policy.


First Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2003)

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    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning corrections.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. IC 35-44-1-5 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 5. (a) As used in this section, "service provider" means a public servant or other person employed by a governmental entity or another person who provides goods or services to a person who is subject to lawful detention.
    (b) A service provider who knowingly or intentionally engages in sexual intercourse or deviate sexual conduct with a person who is subject to lawful detention commits sexual misconduct, a Class D Class C felony.
    (c) It is not a defense that an act described in subsection (b) was consensual.
    (d) This section does not apply to sexual intercourse or deviate sexual conduct between spouses.
    SECTION 2. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003] IC 35-44-1-5 , as amended by this act, applies only to offenses committed after June 30, 2003.