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Section 573.010 Definitions.

As used in this chapter the following terms shall mean:
(1) "Child pornography", any material or performance depicting sexual conduct, sexual contact, or a sexual performance as these terms are defined in section 556.061, RSMo, and which has as one of its participants or portrays as an observer of such conduct, contact, or performance a child under the age of eighteen; provided, that it shall not include material which is not the visual reproduction of a live event;
(2) "Displays publicly", exposing, placing, posting, exhibiting, or in any fashion displaying in any location, whether public or private, an item in such a manner that it may be readily seen and its content or character distinguished by normal unaided vision viewing it from a street, highway or public sidewalk, or from the property of others or from any portion of the person's store, or the exhibitor's store or property when items and material other than this material are offered for sale or rent to the public;
(3) "Explicit sexual material", any pictorial or three dimensional material depicting human masturbation, deviate sexual intercourse, sexual intercourse, direct physical stimulation or unclothed genitals, sadomasochistic abuse, or emphasizing the depiction of post-pubertal human genitals; provided, however, that works of art or of anthropological significance shall not be deemed to be within the foregoing definition;
(4) "Furnish", to issue, sell, give, provide, lend, mail, deliver, transfer, circulate, disseminate, present, exhibit or otherwise provide;
(5) "Material", anything printed or written, or any picture, drawing, photograph, motion picture film, videotape or videotape production, or pictorial representation, or any statue or other figure, or any recording or transcription, or any mechanical, chemical, or electrical reproduction, or anything which is or may be used as a means of communication. "Material" includes undeveloped photographs, molds, printing plates and other latent representational objects;
(6) "Minor", any person under the age of eighteen;
(7) "Nudity", the showing of post-pubertal human genitals or pubic area, with less than a fully opaque covering;
(8) "Obscene", any material or performance is obscene if:
(a) Applying contemporary community standards, its predominant appeal is to prurient interest in sex; and
(b) Taken as a whole with the average person, applying contemporary community standards, it depicts or describes sexual conduct in a patently offensive way; and
(c) Taken as a whole, it lacks serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value;
(9) "Performance", any play, motion picture film, videotape, dance or exhibition performed before an audience of one or more;
(10) "Pornographic for minors", any material or performance is pornographic for minors if the following apply:
(a) The average person, applying contemporary community standards, would find that the material or performance, taken as a whole, has a tendency to cater or appeal to a prurient interest of minors; and
(b) The material or performance depicts or describes nudity, sexual conduct, sexual excitement, or sadomasochistic abuse in a way which is patently offensive to the average person applying contemporary adult community standards with respect to what is suitable for minors; and
(c) The material or performance, taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value for minors; (11) "Promote", to manufacture, issue, sell, provide, mail, deliver, transfer, transmute, publish, distribute, circulate, disseminate, present, exhibit, or advertise, or to offer or agree to do the same;
(12) "Sadomasochistic abuse", flagellation or torture by or upon a person as an act of sexual stimulation or gratification;
(13) "Sexual conduct", actual or simulated, normal or perverted acts of human masturbation; deviate sexual intercourse; sexual intercourse; or physical contact with a person's clothed or unclothed genitals, pubic area, buttocks, or the breast of a female in an act of apparent sexual stimulation or gratification or any sadomasochistic abuse or acts including animals or any latent objects in an act of apparent sexual stimulation or gratification;
(14) "Sexual excitement", the condition of human male or female genitals when in a state of sexual stimulation or arousal;
(15) "Wholesale promote", to manufacture, issue, sell, provide, mail, deliver, transfer, transmute, publish, distribute, circulate, disseminate, or to offer or agree to do the same for purposes of resale or redistribution.

Section 573.020 Pornography and Related Offenses
Promoting obscenity in the first degree.
1. A person commits the crime of promoting obscenity in the first degree if, knowing its content and character:
(1) He wholesale promotes or possesses with the purpose to wholesale promote any obscene material; or
(2) He wholesale promotes for minors or possesses with the purpose to wholesale promote for minors any material pornographic for minors. 2. Promoting obscenity in the first degree is a class D felony.

Section 573.065 Pornography and Related Offenses
Coercing acceptance of obscene material.
1. A person commits the crime of coercing acceptance of obscene material if, knowing its content and character:
(1) He requires acceptance of obscene material as a condition to any sale, allocation, consignment or delivery of any other material; or
(2) He denies any franchise or imposes any penalty, financial or otherwise, by reason of the failure or refusal of any person to accept any material obscene or pornographic for minors.
2. Coercing acceptance of obscene material is a class D felony. Effective 7-15-87
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Section 566.032. STATUTORY RAPE, first degree, penalties.
1. A person commits the crime of statutory rape in the first degree if he has sexual intercourse with another person who is less than fourteen years old.
2. Statutory rape in the first degree is a felony for which the authorized term of imprisonment is life imprisonment or a term of years not less than five years, unless in the course thereof the actor inflicts serious physical injury on any person, displays a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument in a threatening manner, subjects the victim to sexual intercourse or deviate sexual intercourse with more than one person, or the victim is less than twelve years of age in which case the authorized term of imprisonment is life imprisonment or a term of years not less than ten years.
Effective 1-1-95

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