California Penal Code Section 11165.1
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11165.1. As used in this article, "sexual abuse" means sexual
assault or sexual exploitation as defined by the following:
(a) "Sexual assault" means conduct in violation of one or more of
the following sections: Section 261 (rape), subdivision (d) of
Section 261.5 (statutory rape), 264.1 (rape in concert), 285
(incest), 286 (sodomy), subdivision (a) or (b), or paragraph (1) of
subdivision (c) of Section 288 (lewd or lascivious acts upon a
child), 288a (oral copulation), 289 (sexual penetration), or 647.6
(b) Conduct described as "sexual assault" includes, but is not
limited to, all of the following:
(1) Any penetration, however slight, of the vagina or anal opening
of one person by the penis of another person, whether or not there
is the emission of semen.
(2) Any sexual contact between the genitals or anal opening of one
person and the mouth or tongue of another person.
(3) Any intrusion by one person into the genitals or anal opening
of another person, including the use of any object for this purpose,
except that, it does not include acts performed for a valid medical
(4) The intentional touching of the genitals or intimate parts
(including the breasts, genital area, groin, inner thighs, and
buttocks) or the clothing covering them, of a child, or of the
perpetrator by a child, for purposes of sexual arousal or
gratification, except that, it does not include acts which may
reasonably be construed to be normal caretaker responsibilities;
interactions with, or demonstrations of affection for, the child; or
acts performed for a valid medical purpose.
(5) The intentional masturbation of the perpetrator's genitals in
the presence of a child.
(c) "Sexual exploitation" refers to any of the following:
(1) Conduct involving matter depicting a minor engaged in obscene
acts in violation of Section 311.2 (preparing, selling, or
distributing obscene matter) or subdivision (a) of Section 311.4
(employment of minor to perform obscene acts).
(2) Any person who knowingly promotes, aids, or assists, employs,
uses, persuades, induces, or coerces a child, or any person
responsible for a child's welfare, who knowingly permits or
encourages a child to engage in, or assist others to engage in,
prostitution or a live performance involving obscene sexual conduct,
or to either pose or model alone or with others for purposes of
preparing a film, photograph, negative, slide, drawing, painting, or
other pictorial depiction, involving obscene sexual conduct. For the
purpose of this section, "person responsible for a child's welfare"
means a parent, guardian, foster parent, or a licensed administrator
or employee of a public or private residential home, residential
school, or other residential institution.
(3) Any person who depicts a child in, or who knowingly develops,
duplicates, prints, or exchanges, any film, photograph, video tape,
negative, or slide in which a child is engaged in an act of obscene
sexual conduct, except for those activities by law enforcement and
prosecution agencies and other persons described in subdivisions (c)
and (e) of Section 311.3.
Last modified: February 22, 2013