(720 ILCS 5/12-35)
Sexual conduct or sexual contact with an animal.
(a) A person may not knowingly engage in any sexual conduct or sexual
contact with an
(b) A person may not knowingly cause, aid, or abet another person to engage
sexual conduct or sexual contact with an animal.
(c) A person may not knowingly permit any sexual conduct or sexual contact
animal to be conducted on any premises under his or her charge or
(d) A person may not knowingly engage in, promote, aid, or abet any activity
involving any sexual conduct or sexual contact with an animal for
a commercial or recreational purpose.
(e) Sentence. A person who violates this Section is guilty of a Class 4
A person who violates this Section in the presence of a person under 18 years
of age or causes the animal serious physical injury or death is guilty of a
(f) In addition to the penalty imposed in subsection (e), the court may
order that the defendant do any of the following:
(1) Not harbor animals or reside in any household
(g) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to prohibit accepted animal
husbandry practices or accepted veterinary medical practices by a
licensed veterinarian or certified veterinary technician.
(h) If the court has reasonable grounds to believe that a violation
of this Section has occurred, the court may order
the seizure of
all animals involved in the alleged violation as a condition of bond of a
person charged with a violation of this Section.
(i) In this Section:
"Animal" means every creature, either alive or dead, other than a human
"Sexual conduct" means any knowing touching or
fondling by a person, either directly or through
clothing, of the sex organs or anus of an animal or
any transfer or transmission of semen by the person upon any part of
the animal, for the purpose of sexual
gratification or arousal of the person.
"Sexual contact" means any contact, however slight, between
the sex organ or anus of a person and the sex organ, mouth,
or anus of an animal, or any intrusion, however slight, of any part
of the body of the person into the sex organ
or anus of an animal, for the purpose of sexual gratification or arousal of the
person. Evidence of emission of semen is not
required to prove sexual contact.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11