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South Carolina Code 16-3-654. Criminal sexual conduct in the third degree

(1) A person is guilty of criminal sexual conduct in the third degree if the actor engages in sexual battery with the victim and if any one or more of the following circumstances are proven:

(a) The actor uses force or coercion to accomplish the sexual battery in the absence of aggravating circumstances.

(b) The actor knows or has reason to know that the victim is mentally defective, mentally incapacitated, or physically helpless and aggravated force or aggravated coercion was not used to accomplish sexual battery.

(2) Criminal sexual conduct in the third degree is a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than ten years, according to the discretion of the court.

Legislative history
1977 Act No. 157 Section 4.
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keith Taylor: ...
This is a flaw in South Carolina I was suppose to be convicted on April 1st 1994 under the old law but my case was held in juvenile court in south carolina where I had to wait two weeks so I could fall under this new law talk about justice I should have no fallen under this law and it has made it difficult for me to find a job get a decent place to live and made my life a living hell thank you south carolina for being so crooked and my place of birth no respect from this south carolina boy you crooked evil state
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September 28, 2012
keith Taylor: ...
the crime i commited the victim and I were the same age and just because I was a ward of the state i get the shaft and put into DJJ thaks alot
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September 28, 2012

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