CHAPTER 442

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 17

AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11, DELAWARE CODE BY ADDING THE CRIME OF CONTINUOUS SEXUAL ABUSE OF A CHILD.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Subchapter II, Subpart D, Title 11, Delaware Code by adding thereto a new section to read as follows:

"Section 777. Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child: Class B Felony.

(a)A person is guilty of continuous sexual abuse of a child when, either residing in the same home with the minor child or having recurring access to the child, he intentionally engages in three or more acts of sexual conduct with a child under the age of fourteen years over a period of time, not less than three months in duration.

(b)Sexual conduct under this section is defined as any of those criminal sexual acts defined under Sections 76B, 769, 770, 771, 772, 773, 774, 775, or 1108 of this Title.

(c) To convict under this section the trier of fact, if a jury, need

unanimously agree only that the requisite number of acts occurred not on which acts constitute the requisite number."

Approved July 15, 1994.