Sodomy in the First Degree


From the 1998 Criminal Code of Oregon:

163.405 Sodomy in the first degree.

(1) A person who engages in deviate sexual intercourse with another person or causes another person to engage in deviate sexual intercourse commits the crime of sodomy in the first degree if:

(a) The victim is subjected to forcible compulsion by the person by the actor;

(b) The victim is under 12 years of age;

(c) The victim is under 16 years of age and is the actor's brother or sister, of the whole or half blood, the son or daughter of the actor or the son or daughter of the actor's spouse; or

(d) The victim is incapable of consent by reason of mental defect, mental incapacitation or physical helplessness.

(2) Sodomy in the first degree is a Class A felony.

See also Ignorance as a Defense in Sex Crimes.