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22-22-42Bestiality--Acts constituting--Commission a felony.

No person, for the purpose of that person's sexual gratification, may:

(1)    Engage in a sexual act with an animal; or

(2)    Coerce any other person to engage in a sexual act with an animal; or

(3)    Use any part of the person's body or an object to sexually stimulate an animal; or

(4)    Videotape a person engaging in a sexual act with an animal; or

(5)    Kill or physically abuse an animal.

Any person who violates any provision of this section is guilty of the crime of bestiality. Bestiality is a Class 6 felony. However, if the person has been previously convicted of a sex crime pursuant to § 22-24B-1, any subsequent violation of this section is a Class 5 felony.

Source: SL 2003, ch 127, § 1; SL 2005, ch 120, § 406.

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