2005 Regular Session
To: Judiciary B
By: Representative Fillingane, Gunn, Baker (8th), Staples, Chism, Parker, Formby, Ellington, Wells-Smith, Lott
AN ACT TO CREATE THE FELONY OFFENSE OF TOUCHING FOR LUSTFUL PURPOSES; TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. (1) Any person, who, for the purpose of gratification of lust shall handle, touch or rub with hands or any part of his or her body or any member thereof, another person without such person's consent shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined in a sum not to exceed One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) or be imprisoned in the county jail not more than one (1) year or be punished by both such fine and imprisonment, at the discretion of the court.
(2) Upon a second conviction for an offense under this section, the person so convicted shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, shall be punished by commitment to the Department of Corrections for a term not to exceed five (5) years.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2005.