CHAPTER 81

CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS

RELATING TO OFFENSE OF LEWDLY PLAYING WITH CHILD

UNDER SIXTEEN YEARS

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 149 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, RELATING TO THE OFFENSE OF TOYING WITH A FEMALE CHILD UNDER THE AGE OF SIXTEEN YEARS BY OMITTING THE WORD "FEMALE"; BY MAKING THE PENALTY DISCRETIONARY RATHER THAN MANDATORY.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That Chapter 149 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935 be and the same is hereby amended by striking out and repealing all of 5168. Section 12 of said Chapter 149, and by enacting and inserting in lieu thereof the following new section to be known as 5168. Section 12:

5168. Section 12. LEWDLY PLAYING WITH CHILD UNDER SIXTEEN YEARS; PENALTY: Whoever shall lewdly and lasciviously play or toy with any child under the age of sixteen years, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof may be fined not exceeding five hundred dollars or may be imprisoned for a term not exceeding three years or both.