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North Carolina Sex Crime Statutes

The below list of North Carolina statutes summarize criminal sexual offenses in North Carolina. Additional information about these statutes can be found by looking up the statute number the North Carolina General Assembly’s website.
 
Rape
  • First-Degree Forcible Rape- N.C.G.S. § 14-27.21 (formerly codified as N.C.G.S. § 14-27.2)[1]
  • Second-Degree Forcible Rape- N.C.G.S. § 14-27.22 (formerly codified as N.C.G.S. § 14-27.3)
  • First-Degree Statutory Rape- N.C.G.S. § 14-27.24 (formerly codified as N.C.G.S. § 14-27.2(a)(1))
  • Statutory Rape by an Adult- N.C.G.S. § 14-27.23 (formerly codified as N.C.G.S. § 14-27.2A)
  • Statutory Rape of a Person 15 or Younger by a Defendant Who Is at Least 12 Years Old and at Least Six Years Older Than the Victim (revised title) - N.C.G.S. § 14-27.25(a) (formerly codified as N.C.G.S. § 14-27.7A(a))
  • Statutory Rape of a Person 15 or Younger by a Defendant Who Is at Least 12 Years Old and Is More Than Four but Less Than Six Years Older Than the Victim (revised title) - N.C.G.S. § 14-27.25(b) (formerly codified as N.C.G.S. § 14-27.7A(b))
 
Sexual Offenses
  • First-Degree Forcible Sexual Offense- N.C.G.S. § 14-27.26 (formerly codified as N.C.G.S. § 14-27.4)
  • Second-Degree Forcible Sexual Offense- N.C.G.S. § 14-27.27 (formerly codified as N.C.G.S. § 14-27.5)
  • First-Degree Statutory Sexual Offense- N.C.G.S. § 14-27.29 (formerly codified as N.C.G.S. § 14-27.4)
  • Statutory Sexual Offense by an Adult- N.C.G.S. § 14-27.28 (formerly codified as N.C.G.S. § 14-27.4A)
  • Statutory Sexual Offense of a Person 15 or Younger by a Defendant Who Is at Least 12 Years Old and Is at Least Six Years Older than the Victim (revised title) - N.C.G.S. § 14-27.30(a) (formerly codified as N.C.G.S. § 14-27.7A(a))
  • Statutory Sexual Offense of a Person 15 or Younger by a Defendant Who Is at Least 12 Years Old and Is More Than Four but Less Than Six Years Older Than the Victim (revised title) - N.C.G.S. §14-27.30(b) (formerly codified as N.C.G.S. § 14-27.7A(b))
 
Sexual Activity by a Substitute Parent- N.C.G.S. § 14-27.31(a) (formerly codified as N.C.G.S. § 14-27.7(a))
 
Sexual Activity by a Custodian- N.C.G.S. § 14-27.31(b) (formerly codified as N.C.G.S. § 14-27.7(a))
 
Sexual Activity with a Student
  • Sexual Activity with a Student by a Teacher, School Administrator, Student Teacher, Coach, or School Safety Officer- N.C.G.S. § 14-27.32(a) (formerly codified as N.C.G.S. § 14-27.7(b))
  • Sexual Activity with a Student by School Personnel Other Than a Teacher, School Administrator, Student Teacher, Coach, or School Safety Officer Who Is at Least Four Years Older Than the Student (revised title) - N.C.G.S. § 14-27.32(a) (formerly codified as N.C.G.S. § 14-27.7(b))
  • Sexual Activity with a Student by School Personnel Other Than a Teacher, School Administrator, Student Teacher, Coach, or School Safety Officer Who Is Less Than Four Years Older Than the Student (revised title) - N.C.G.S. § 14-27.32(b) (formerly codified as N.C.G.S. § 14-27.7(b))
 
Indecent Liberties
  • Indecent Liberties with a Child- N.C.G.S. § 14-202.1
  • Indecent Liberties between Children- N.C.G.S. § 14-202.2
  • Taking Indecent Liberties with a Student by a Teacher, School Administrator, Student Teacher, School Safety Officer, or Coach (revised title)- N.C.G.S. § 14-202.4(a)
  • Taking Indecent Liberties with a Student by School Personnel Other Than a Teacher, School Administrator, Student Teacher, School Safety Officer, or Coach Who Is At Least Four Years Older Than the Student (revised title)- N.C.G.S. § 14-202.4(a)
  • Taking Indecent Liberties with a Student by School Personnel Other Than a Teacher, School Administrator, Student Teacher, School Safety Officer, or Coach Who Is Less Than Four Years Older Than the Student (revised title)- N.C.G.S. § 14-202.4(b)
 
Sexual Battery- N.C.G.S. § 14-27.33 (formerly codified at N.C.G.S. § 14-27.5A)
 
Solicitation of a Child by Computer or Other Electronic Device
  • Solicitation of a Child by a Computer or Other Electronic Device to Commit an Unlawful Sex Act- N.C.G.S. § 14-202.3 (a)
  • Solicitation of a Child by a Computer or Other Electronic Device to Commit an Unlawful Sex Act Resulting in Appearance at Meeting Location- N.C.G.S. § 14-202.3(a) and (c)(2)
 
Indecent exposure
  • Misdemeanor Indecent Exposure- N.C.G.S. § 14-190.9(a)
  • Use of Premises for Indecent Exposure- N.C.G.S. § 14-190.9(a)
  • Felony Indecent Exposure- N.C.G.S. § 14-190.9(a1)
 
Peeping
  • Peeping into a Room Occupied by Another- N.C.G.S. § 14-202(a)
  • Peeping underneath or through Clothing- N.C.G.S. § 14-202(a1)
  • Peeping while Possessing a Device Capable of Creating a Photographic Image- N.C.G.S. § 14-202(c)
  • Peeping Using a Photographic Imaging Device- N.C.G.S. § 14-202(d)
  • Secretly Using a Photographic Imaging Device to View Another’s Body or Undergarments- N.C.G.S. § 14-202(e)
  • Secretly Using or Installing a Photographic Imaging Device to Arouse or Gratify Sexual Desire- N.C.G.S. § 14-202(f)
  • Possessing a Photographic Image Obtained in Violation of the Peeping Statute- N.C.G.S. § 14-202(g)
  • Disseminating Images Obtained in Violation of the Peeping Statute- N.C.G.S. § 14-202(h)
 
Incest
  • Incest- N.C.G.S. § 14-178(a)
  • Incest with a Child under 13- N.C.G.S. § 14-178(a) and (b)(1)a
  • Incest with a Child Who Is 13, 14, or 15 Years Old by a Defendant Who Is at Least Six Years Older Than the Victim- N.C.G.S. § 14-178(a) and (b)(1)b
  • Incest with a Child Who Is 13, 14, or 15 Years Old by a Defendant Who Is More Than Four but Less Than Six Years Older Than the Victim- N.C.G.S. § 14-178(a) and (b)(2)


[1] There was a major recodification of these offenses in 2015.  Some offenses were amended but most were merely renumbered or separated into new sections.