Ark. Code § 5-14-101

Current through the 2019 Legislative Session, Acts 1 through 1092
Section 5-14-101 - Definitions

As used in this chapter:

(1) "Deviate sexual activity" means any act of sexual gratification involving:
(A) The penetration, however slight, of the anus or mouth of a person by the penis of another person; or
(B) The penetration, however slight, of the labia majora or anus of a person by any body member or foreign instrument manipulated by another person;
(2) "Forcible compulsion" means physical force or a threat, express or implied, of death or physical injury to or kidnapping of any person;
(3) "Guardian" means a parent, stepparent, legal guardian, legal custodian, foster parent, or any person who by virtue of a living arrangement is placed in an apparent position of power or authority over a minor;
(4)
(A) "Mentally defective" means that a person suffers from a mental disease or defect that renders the person:
(i) Incapable of understanding the nature and consequences of a sexual act; or
(ii) Unaware a sexual act is occurring.
(B) A determination that a person is mentally defective shall not be based solely on the person's intelligence quotient;
(5) "Mentally incapacitated" means that a person is temporarily incapable of appreciating or controlling the person's conduct as a result of the influence of a controlled or intoxicating substance:
(A) Administered to the person without the person's consent; or
(B) That renders the person unaware a sexual act is occurring;
(6) "Minor" means a person who is less than eighteen (18) years of age;
(7) "Physically helpless" means that a person is:
(A) Unconscious;
(B) Physically unable to communicate a lack of consent; or
(C) Rendered unaware a sexual act is occurring;
(8) "Public place" means a publicly or privately owned place to which the public or a substantial number of people have access;
(9) "Public view" means observable or likely to be observed by a person in a public place;
(10) "Recording" includes without limitation an image or video;
(11) "Sexual contact" means any act of sexual gratification involving the touching, directly or through clothing, of the sex organs, buttocks, or anus of a person or the breast of a female;
(12) "Sexual intercourse" means penetration, however slight, of the labia majora by a penis;
(13) "Sexually explicit conduct" means the same as defined in § 5-27-302; and
(14) "State of nudity" means the same as defined in § 5-26-302.

Ark. Code § 5-14-101

Amended by Act 2017, No. 664,§ 1, eff. 8/1/2017.

Acts 1975, No. 280, § 1801; 1985, No. 327, § 1; 1985, No. 563, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 41-1801; Acts 1995, No. 525, § 1; 2001, No. 1724, § 1; 2009, No. 748, § 7.