(1) A person is guilty of an offense committed by an innocent or irresponsible person when he:
(a) Acts with the culpability that is sufficient for commission of that offense; and

Terms Used In Kentucky Statutes 502.010

  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • State: when applied to a part of the United States, includes territories, outlying possessions, and the District of Columbia. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010

(b) Causes that innocent or irresponsible person to engage in conduct constituting the offense.
(2) As used in this section, an “innocent or irresponsible person” includes anyone who is not guilty of the offense in question, despite his participation, because of:
(a) Criminal irresponsibility or other legal incapacity or exemption; or
(b) Unawareness of the criminal nature of the conduct in question or the defendant‘s criminal purpose; or
(c) Any other factor precluding the mental state sufficient for the commission of the offense in question.
Effective: January 1, 1975
History: Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 406, sec. 20, effective January 1, 1975.