The following is a list of statutes that may assist survivors involved in criminal cases. Links are to the most recent legislations

CODE OF MARYLAND CRIMINAL LAW

TITLE 3. OTHER CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON

SUBTITLE 3 – SEXUAL CRIMES

§ 3-301. Definitions.

§ 3-302. Construction of subtitle.

§ 3-303. Rape in the first degree.

§ 3-304. Rape in the second degree.

§ 3-305. Sexual offense in the first degree.

§ 3-306. Sexual offense in the second degree.

§ 3-307. Sexual offense in the third degree.

§ 3-308. Sexual offense in the fourth degree.

§ 3-309. Attempted rape in the first degree.

§ 3-310. Attempted rape in the second degree.

§ 3-311. Attempted sexual offense in the first degree.

§ 3-312. Attempted sexual offense in the second degree.

§ 3-313. Prior conviction – Sentencing.

§ 3-314. Sexual conduct between correctional or juvenile justice employee and inmate or confined child.

§ 3-315. Continuing course of conduct with child.

§ 3-316. Rape and sexual offense – Venue.

§ 3-317. Same – Charging document.

§ 3-318. Same – Spousal defense.

§ 3-319. Same – Admissibility of evidence.

§ 3-320. Same – Jury instructions.

§ 3-321. Sodomy.

§ 3-322. Unnatural or perverted sexual practice.

§ 3-323. Incest.

§ 3-324. Sexual solicitation of minors.

SUBTITLE 6 – Child Abuse

§ 3-601. Definitions.

§ 3-602. Sexual abuse of a minor.

§ 3-603. Sale of minor.

§ 3-604. Abuse or neglect of a vulnerable adult in the first degree.

§ 3-605. Abuse or neglect of a vulnerable adult in the second degree.

§ 3-606. Abuse or neglect of a vulnerable adult–Investigation

SUBTITLE 8 – Stalking and Harassment

§ 3-801. “Course of Conduct” defined.

§ 3-802. Stalking.

§ 3-803. Harassment.

§ 3-804. Misuse of telephone facilities and equipment.

§ 3-805. Misuse of electronic mail.

TITLE 5. CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES, PRESCRIPTIONS AND OTHER SUBSTANCES

SUBTITLE 6 – Crimes Involving Controlled Dangerous Substances and Paraphernalia

§ 5-624. Drug-induced conduct.

TITLE 11 – INDECENCY AND OBSCENITY

SUBTITLE 1 – Adult Sexual Displays and Related Crimes

§ 11-101. Definitions.

§ 11-102. Adult sexual displays- Selling or offering to sell to minor.

§ 11-103. Adult sexual displays-Exhibition to minors.

§ 11-104. Adult sexual displays- Allowing minors to enter or remain on the premises.

§ 11-104.1. Adult sexual displays- allowing minors to enter or remain on the premises- bookstores and entertainment venues.

§ 11-105. Adult sexual displays- Displaying or allowing display for advertising purposes.

§ 11-106. Adult sexual displays- Presumptions.

§ 11-107. Indecent exposure.

SUBTITLE 2- Obscene Matter

§ 11-201. Definitions.

§ 11-202. Obscene matter- Distribution, exhibition, importation, and publication.

§ 11-203. Sale or display of obscene item to minor.

§ 11-204. Obscene performance in certain counties.

§ 11-205. Obscene matter- Advertising.

§ 11-206. Obscene matter- Requiring acceptance.

§ 11-207. Child pornography.

§ 11-208. Possession of visual representation of child under 16 engaged in certain sexual acts.

§ 11-208.1. Removal of child pornography from the Internet.

§ 11-209. Hiring a minor for prohibited purpose.

§ 11-210. Exemption from subtitle.

§ 11-211. Destruction of obscene matter under court order.

SUBTITLE 3 – Prostitution and Related Crimes

§ 11-301. Definitions.

§ 11-302. Effect of subtitle on other laws .

§ 11-303. Pandering.

§ 11-304. Receiving earnings of prostitute.

§ 11-305. Abduction of child under 16.

§ 11-306. House of prostitution.

SUBTITLE 9 – Victims and Witnesses – Services

§11–922. “Sexual assault” defined.

§11–923. Sexual assault crisis programs.

§11–924. Transporting alleged sexual assault victims.

§11–925. Health care services.

TITLE 14 – GENERAL SENTENCING PROVISIONS

SUBTITLE 1 – Sentencing

§ 14-101. Mandatory Sentences for Crimes of Violence.

 

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SEXUAL OFFENSE ELEMENTS CHARTS

The following are visual aid resources to help the survivor understand the elements of various sexual offenses. Elements are parts of the crime that the State must prove in a criminal trial. If any element is missing, the State cannot prove that crime

Table One – Definitions
Table Two – Rape and Sexual Offenses Involving Force
Table Three – Capacity Issues (e.g., drugs, alcohol, disability, physical helplessness)
Table Four – Age-Based Sex Crimes
Table Five – Age-based Sex Crimes (Statutory Rape)
Maryland Crimes Expanded After Survivor-Centered Sex Crimes Bill of 2011 (HB1128/SB204)


MARYLAND REGULATIONS

COMAR DHMH Regulations on Rape and Sexual Offenses- Physician and Hospital Charges

COMAR DHR Regulations on Rape Crisis Centers and DV and Crime Victim Services Programs

COMAR DHMH Forensic Nurse Examiner Certification Requirements


 

MARYLAND EDUCATION CODE DIV. III HIGHER EDUCATION