SENATE BILL No. 20
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 35-42-4-7.
Synopsis: Child seduction. Makes it child seduction, a Class D felony,
for a person: (1) who is at least 18 years of age; (2) who is a recruiting
representative for the armed forces of the United States, the Indiana
National Guard, or a college or university academic or athletic
program; and (3) who is attempting to enlist or enroll a child at least 16
years of age but less than 18 years of age; to engage with the child in
sexual intercourse, deviate sexual conduct, or any fondling or touching
with the intent to arouse or satisfy the sexual desires of either the child
or the adult.
Effective: July 1, 2007.
January 8, 2007, read first time and referred to Committee on Corrections, Criminal, and
First Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2007)
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SENATE BILL No. 20
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
criminal law and procedure.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 35-42-4-7; (07)IN0020.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 35-42-4-7, AS AMENDED BY P.L.1-2005,
SECTION 228, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS
[EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 7. (a) As used in this section,
"adoptive parent" has the meaning set forth in IC 31-9-2-6.
(b) As used in this section, "adoptive grandparent" means the parent
of an adoptive parent.
(c) As used in this section, "child care worker" means a person who:
(1) provides care, supervision, or instruction to a child within the
scope of the person's employment in a shelter care facility; or
(2) is employed by a:
(A) school corporation; or
(B) nonpublic school;
attended by a child who is the victim of a crime under this
(d) As used in this section, "custodian" means any person who
resides with a child and is responsible for the child's welfare.
(e) As used in this section, "nonpublic school" has the meaning set
forth in IC 20-18-2-12.
(f) As used in this section, "school corporation" has the meaning set
forth in IC 20-18-2-16.
(g) As used in this section, "stepparent" means an individual who is
married to a child's custodial or noncustodial parent and is not the
child's adoptive parent.
(h) If a person who:
(1) is at least eighteen (18) years of age; and
(A) (i) guardian, adoptive parent, adoptive grandparent,
custodian, or stepparent of; or
(B) (ii) child care worker for; or
(B) a recruiting representative for:
(i) the armed forces of the United States (as defined in
IC 20-33-10-2) or the Indiana National Guard who is
attempting to enlist; or
(ii) a college or university academic or athletic program
who is attempting to enroll;
a child at least sixteen (16) years of age but less than eighteen
(18) years of age;
engages with the child in sexual intercourse, deviate sexual conduct (as
defined in IC 35-41-1-9), or any fondling or touching with the intent to
arouse or satisfy the sexual desires of either the child or the adult, the
person commits child seduction, a Class D felony.
SOURCE: ; (07)IN0020.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007] IC 35-42-4-7, as
amended by this act, applies only to offenses committed after June