Terms Used In Wisconsin Statutes 948.10

  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Following: when used by way of reference to any statute section, means the section next following that in which the reference is made. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
   (1)    Whoever, for purposes of sexual arousal or sexual gratification, causes a child to expose genitals, pubic area, or intimate parts or exposes genitals, pubic area, or intimate parts to a child is guilty of the following:
      (a)    Except as provided in par. (b), a Class I felony.
      (b)    A Class A misdemeanor if any of the following applies:
         1.    The actor is a child when the violation occurs.
         2.    At the time of the violation, the actor had not attained the age of 19 years and was not more than 4 years older than the child.
   (2)   Subsection (1) does not apply under any of the following circumstances:
      (a)    The child is the defendant‘s spouse.
      (b)    A mother’s breast-feeding of her child.