Fourth Degree

Fourth Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct

A person is guilty of criminal sexual conduct in the fourth degree if he or she engages in sexual contact with another person and any of the following apply:

  1. Force or coercion is used to accomplish the sexual contact.
  2. The actor has reason to know that the victim is mentally incapable, incapacitated, or physically helpless.
  3. That other person is under jurisdiction of the department of corrections, and the actor is an employee or a contractual employee or volunteer with, the department of corrections who has knowledge that the other person is under the jurisdiction of the department of corrections.
  4. Criminal sexual conduct in the fourth degree is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 2 years, or by a fine of not more than $500.00 or both.

This is a broken down outline of what constitutes each degree of criminal sexual conduct. For more details on each degree of sexual conduct, download the file here.