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CRIMINAL OFFENSES
(720 ILCS 5/) Criminal Code of 2012.

720 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Subdiv. 25

 
    (720 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Subdiv. 25 heading)
SUBDIVISION 25. OTHER OFFENSES
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/11-25

    (720 ILCS 5/11-25)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 98-919)
    Sec. 11-25. Grooming.
    (a) A person commits the offense of grooming when he or she knowingly uses a computer on-line service, Internet service, local bulletin board service, or any other device capable of electronic data storage or transmission to seduce, solicit, lure, or entice, or attempt to seduce, solicit, lure, or entice, a child, a child's guardian, or another person believed by the person to be a child or a child's guardian, to commit any sex offense as defined in Section 2 of the Sex Offender Registration Act or to otherwise engage in any unlawful sexual conduct with a child or with another person believed by the person to be a child.
    (b) Sentence. Grooming is a Class 4 felony.
(Source: P.A. 95-901, eff. 1-1-09.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 98-919)
    Sec. 11-25. Grooming.
    (a) A person commits grooming when he or she knowingly uses a computer on-line service, Internet service, local bulletin board service, or any other device capable of electronic data storage or transmission to seduce, solicit, lure, or entice, or attempt to seduce, solicit, lure, or entice, a child, a child's guardian, or another person believed by the person to be a child or a child's guardian, to commit any sex offense as defined in Section 2 of the Sex Offender Registration Act, to distribute photographs depicting the sex organs of the child, or to otherwise engage in any unlawful sexual conduct with a child or with another person believed by the person to be a child.
    (b) Sentence. Grooming is a Class 4 felony.
(Source: P.A. 98-919, eff. 1-1-15.)

720 ILCS 5/11-26

    (720 ILCS 5/11-26)
    Sec. 11-26. Traveling to meet a minor.
    (a) A person commits the offense of traveling to meet a minor when he or she travels any distance either within this State, to this State, or from this State by any means, attempts to do so, or causes another to do so or attempt to do so for the purpose of engaging in any sex offense as defined in Section 2 of the Sex Offender Registration Act, or to otherwise engage in other unlawful sexual conduct with a child or with another person believed by the person to be a child after using a computer on-line service, Internet service, local bulletin board service, or any other device capable of electronic data storage or transmission to seduce, solicit, lure, or entice, or to attempt to seduce, solicit, lure, or entice, a child or a child's guardian, or another person believed by the person to be a child or a child's guardian, for such purpose.
    (b) Sentence. Traveling to meet a minor is a Class 3 felony.
(Source: P.A. 95-901, eff. 1-1-09.)

720 ILCS 5/11-30

    (720 ILCS 5/11-30) (was 720 ILCS 5/11-9)
    Sec. 11-30. Public indecency.
    (a) Any person of the age of 17 years and upwards who performs any of the following acts in a public place commits a public indecency:
        (1) An act of sexual penetration or sexual conduct; or
        (2) A lewd exposure of the body done with intent to
    
arouse or to satisfy the sexual desire of the person.
    Breast-feeding of infants is not an act of public indecency.
    (b) "Public place" for purposes of this Section means any place where the conduct may reasonably be expected to be viewed by others.
    (c) Sentence.
    Public indecency is a Class A misdemeanor. A person convicted of a third or subsequent violation for public indecency is guilty of a Class 4 felony. Public indecency is a Class 4 felony if committed by a person 18 years of age or older who is on or within 500 feet of elementary or secondary school grounds when children are present on the grounds.
(Source: P.A. 96-1098, eff. 1-1-11; 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/11-35

    (720 ILCS 5/11-35) (was 720 ILCS 5/11-7)
    Sec. 11-35. Adultery.
    (a) A person commits adultery when he or she has sexual intercourse with another not his or her spouse, if the behavior is open and notorious, and
    (1) The person is married and knows the other person involved in such intercourse is not his spouse; or
    (2) The person is not married and knows that the other person involved in such intercourse is married.
    A person shall be exempt from prosecution under this Section if his liability is based solely on evidence he has given in order to comply with the requirements of Section 4-1.7 of "The Illinois Public Aid Code", approved April 11, 1967, as amended.
    (b) Sentence.
    Adultery is a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/11-40

    (720 ILCS 5/11-40) (was 720 ILCS 5/11-8)
    Sec. 11-40. Fornication.
    (a) A person commits fornication when he or she knowingly has sexual intercourse with another not his or her spouse if the behavior is open and notorious.
    A person shall be exempt from prosecution under this Section if his liability is based solely on evidence he has given in order to comply with the requirements of Section 4-1.7 of "The Illinois Public Aid Code", approved April 11, 1967, as amended.
    (b) Sentence.
    Fornication is a Class B misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/11-45

    (720 ILCS 5/11-45) (was 720 ILCS 5/11-12)
    Sec. 11-45. Bigamy and Marrying a bigamist.
    (a) Bigamy. A person commits bigamy when that person has a husband or wife and subsequently knowingly marries another.
    (a-5) Marrying a bigamist. An unmarried person commits marrying a bigamist when that person knowingly marries another under circumstances known to him or her which would render the other person guilty of bigamy under the laws of this State.
    (b) It shall be an affirmative defense to bigamy and marrying a bigamist that:
        (1) The prior marriage was dissolved or declared
    
invalid; or
        (2) The accused reasonably believed the prior spouse
    
to be dead; or
        (3) The prior spouse had been continually absent for
    
a period of 5 years during which time the accused did not know the prior spouse to be alive; or
        (4) The accused reasonably believed that he or she or
    
the person he or she marries was legally eligible to be married.
    (c) Sentence.
    Bigamy is a Class 4 felony. Marrying a bigamist is a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)