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

720 ILCS 5/11-1.30

    (720 ILCS 5/11-1.30) (was 720 ILCS 5/12-14)
    Sec. 11-1.30. Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault.
    (a) A person commits aggravated criminal sexual assault if that person commits criminal sexual assault and any of the following aggravating circumstances exist during the commission of the offense or, for purposes of paragraph (7), occur as part of the same course of conduct as the commission of the offense:
        (1) the person displays, threatens to use, or uses a
    
dangerous weapon, other than a firearm, or any other object fashioned or used in a manner that leads the victim, under the circumstances, reasonably to believe that the object is a dangerous weapon;
        (2) the person causes bodily harm to the victim,
    
except as provided in paragraph (10);
        (3) the person acts in a manner that threatens or
    
endangers the life of the victim or any other person;
        (4) the person commits the criminal sexual assault
    
during the course of committing or attempting to commit any other felony;
        (5) the victim is 60 years of age or older;
        (6) the victim is a physically handicapped person;
        (7) the person delivers (by injection, inhalation,
    
ingestion, transfer of possession, or any other means) any controlled substance to the victim without the victim's consent or by threat or deception for other than medical purposes;
        (8) the person is armed with a firearm;
        (9) the person personally discharges a firearm during
    
the commission of the offense; or
        (10) the person personally discharges a firearm
    
during the commission of the offense, and that discharge proximately causes great bodily harm, permanent disability, permanent disfigurement, or death to another person.
    (b) A person commits aggravated criminal sexual assault if that person is under 17 years of age and: (i) commits an act of sexual penetration with a victim who is under 9 years of age; or (ii) commits an act of sexual penetration with a victim who is at least 9 years of age but under 13 years of age and the person uses force or threat of force to commit the act.
    (c) A person commits aggravated criminal sexual assault if that person commits an act of sexual penetration with a victim who is a severely or profoundly intellectually disabled person.
    (d) Sentence.
        (1) Aggravated criminal sexual assault in violation
    
of paragraph (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), or (7) of subsection (a) or in violation of subsection (b) or (c) is a Class X felony. A violation of subsection (a)(1) is a Class X felony for which 10 years shall be added to the term of imprisonment imposed by the court. A violation of subsection (a)(8) is a Class X felony for which 15 years shall be added to the term of imprisonment imposed by the court. A violation of subsection (a)(9) is a Class X felony for which 20 years shall be added to the term of imprisonment imposed by the court. A violation of subsection (a)(10) is a Class X felony for which 25 years or up to a term of natural life imprisonment shall be added to the term of imprisonment imposed by the court.
        (2) A person who is convicted of a second or
    
subsequent offense of aggravated criminal sexual assault, or who is convicted of the offense of aggravated criminal sexual assault after having previously been convicted of the offense of criminal sexual assault or the offense of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, or who is convicted of the offense of aggravated criminal sexual assault after having previously been convicted under the laws of this or any other state of an offense that is substantially equivalent to the offense of criminal sexual assault, the offense of aggravated criminal sexual assault or the offense of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, shall be sentenced to a term of natural life imprisonment. The commission of the second or subsequent offense is required to have been after the initial conviction for this paragraph (2) to apply.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11; incorporates 97-227, eff. 1-1-12; 97-1109, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/11-1.40

    (720 ILCS 5/11-1.40) (was 720 ILCS 5/12-14.1)
    Sec. 11-1.40. Predatory criminal sexual assault of a child.
    (a) A person commits predatory criminal sexual assault of a child if that person commits an act of sexual penetration or an act of contact, however slight between the sex organ or anus of one person and the part of the body of another, and the accused is 17 years of age or older, and:
        (1) the victim is under 13 years of age; or
        (2) the victim is under 13 years of age and that
    
person:
            (A) is armed with a firearm;
            (B) personally discharges a firearm during the
        
commission of the offense;
            (C) causes great bodily harm to the victim that:
                (i) results in permanent disability; or
                (ii) is life threatening; or
            (D) delivers (by injection, inhalation,
        
ingestion, transfer of possession, or any other means) any controlled substance to the victim without the victim's consent or by threat or deception, for other than medical purposes.
    (b) Sentence.
        (1) A person convicted of a violation of subsection
    
(a)(1) commits a Class X felony, for which the person shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of not less than 6 years and not more than 60 years. A person convicted of a violation of subsection (a)(2)(A) commits a Class X felony for which 15 years shall be added to the term of imprisonment imposed by the court. A person convicted of a violation of subsection (a)(2)(B) commits a Class X felony for which 20 years shall be added to the term of imprisonment imposed by the court. A person convicted of a violation of subsection (a)(2)(C) commits a Class X felony for which the person shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of not less than 50 years or up to a term of natural life imprisonment.
        (1.1) A person convicted of a violation of subsection
    
(a)(2)(D) commits a Class X felony for which the person shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of not less than 50 years and not more than 60 years.
        (1.2) A person convicted of predatory criminal sexual
    
assault of a child committed against 2 or more persons regardless of whether the offenses occurred as the result of the same act or of several related or unrelated acts shall be sentenced to a term of natural life imprisonment.
        (2) A person who is convicted of a second or
    
subsequent offense of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, or who is convicted of the offense of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child after having previously been convicted of the offense of criminal sexual assault or the offense of aggravated criminal sexual assault, or who is convicted of the offense of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child after having previously been convicted under the laws of this State or any other state of an offense that is substantially equivalent to the offense of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, the offense of aggravated criminal sexual assault or the offense of criminal sexual assault, shall be sentenced to a term of natural life imprisonment. The commission of the second or subsequent offense is required to have been after the initial conviction for this paragraph (2) to apply.
(Source: P.A. 98-370, eff. 1-1-14.)

720 ILCS 5/11-1.50

    (720 ILCS 5/11-1.50) (was 720 ILCS 5/12-15)
    Sec. 11-1.50. Criminal sexual abuse.
    (a) A person commits criminal sexual abuse if that person:
        (1) commits an act of sexual conduct by the use of
    
force or threat of force; or
        (2) commits an act of sexual conduct and knows that
    
the victim is unable to understand the nature of the act or is unable to give knowing consent.
    (b) A person commits criminal sexual abuse if that person is under 17 years of age and commits an act of sexual penetration or sexual conduct with a victim who is at least 9 years of age but under 17 years of age.
    (c) A person commits criminal sexual abuse if that person commits an act of sexual penetration or sexual conduct with a victim who is at least 13 years of age but under 17 years of age and the person is less than 5 years older than the victim.
    (d) Sentence. Criminal sexual abuse for a violation of subsection (b) or (c) of this Section is a Class A misdemeanor. Criminal sexual abuse for a violation of paragraph (1) or (2) of subsection (a) of this Section is a Class 4 felony. A second or subsequent conviction for a violation of subsection (a) of this Section is a Class 2 felony. For purposes of this Section it is a second or subsequent conviction if the accused has at any time been convicted under this Section or under any similar statute of this State or any other state for any offense involving sexual abuse or sexual assault that is substantially equivalent to or more serious than the sexual abuse prohibited under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/11-1.60

    (720 ILCS 5/11-1.60) (was 720 ILCS 5/12-16)
    Sec. 11-1.60. Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse.
    (a) A person commits aggravated criminal sexual abuse if that person commits criminal sexual abuse and any of the following aggravating circumstances exist (i) during the commission of the offense or (ii) for purposes of paragraph (7), as part of the same course of conduct as the commission of the offense:
        (1) the person displays, threatens to use, or uses a
    
dangerous weapon or any other object fashioned or used in a manner that leads the victim, under the circumstances, reasonably to believe that the object is a dangerous weapon;
        (2) the person causes bodily harm to the victim;
        (3) the victim is 60 years of age or older;
        (4) the victim is a physically handicapped person;
        (5) the person acts in a manner that threatens or
    
endangers the life of the victim or any other person;
        (6) the person commits the criminal sexual abuse
    
during the course of committing or attempting to commit any other felony; or
        (7) the person delivers (by injection, inhalation,
    
ingestion, transfer of possession, or any other means) any controlled substance to the victim for other than medical purposes without the victim's consent or by threat or deception.
    (b) A person commits aggravated criminal sexual abuse if that person commits an act of sexual conduct with a victim who is under 18 years of age and the person is a family member.
    (c) A person commits aggravated criminal sexual abuse if:
        (1) that person is 17 years of age or over and: (i)
    
commits an act of sexual conduct with a victim who is under 13 years of age; or (ii) commits an act of sexual conduct with a victim who is at least 13 years of age but under 17 years of age and the person uses force or threat of force to commit the act; or
        (2) that person is under 17 years of age and: (i)
    
commits an act of sexual conduct with a victim who is under 9 years of age; or (ii) commits an act of sexual conduct with a victim who is at least 9 years of age but under 17 years of age and the person uses force or threat of force to commit the act.
    (d) A person commits aggravated criminal sexual abuse if that person commits an act of sexual penetration or sexual conduct with a victim who is at least 13 years of age but under 17 years of age and the person is at least 5 years older than the victim.
    (e) A person commits aggravated criminal sexual abuse if that person commits an act of sexual conduct with a victim who is a severely or profoundly intellectually disabled person.
    (f) A person commits aggravated criminal sexual abuse if that person commits an act of sexual conduct with a victim who is at least 13 years of age but under 18 years of age and the person is 17 years of age or over and holds a position of trust, authority, or supervision in relation to the victim.
    (g) Sentence. Aggravated criminal sexual abuse is a Class 2 felony.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11; incorporates 97-227, eff. 1-1-12; 97-1109, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/11-1.70

    (720 ILCS 5/11-1.70) (was 720 ILCS 5/12-17)
    Sec. 11-1.70. Defenses with respect to offenses described in Sections 11-1.20 through 11-1.60.
    (a) It shall be a defense to any offense under Section 11-1.20, 11-1.30, 11-1.40, 11-1.50, or 11-1.60 of this Code where force or threat of force is an element of the offense that the victim consented. "Consent" means a freely given agreement to the act of sexual penetration or sexual conduct in question. Lack of verbal or physical resistance or submission by the victim resulting from the use of force or threat of force by the accused shall not constitute consent. The manner of dress of the victim at the time of the offense shall not constitute consent.
    (b) It shall be a defense under subsection (b) and subsection (c) of Section 11-1.50 and subsection (d) of Section 11-1.60 of this Code that the accused reasonably believed the person to be 17 years of age or over.
    (c) A person who initially consents to sexual penetration or sexual conduct is not deemed to have consented to any sexual penetration or sexual conduct that occurs after he or she withdraws consent during the course of that sexual penetration or sexual conduct.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/11-1.80

    (720 ILCS 5/11-1.80) (was 720 ILCS 5/12-18.1)
    Sec. 11-1.80. Civil Liability.
    (a) If any person has been convicted of any offense defined in Section 11-1.20, 11-1.30, 11-1.40, 11-1.50, 11-1.60, 12-13, 12-14, 12-14.1, 12-15, or 12-16 of this Act, a victim of such offense has a cause of action for damages against any person or entity who, by the manufacture, production, or wholesale distribution of any obscene material which was possessed or viewed by the person convicted of the offense, proximately caused such person, through his or her reading or viewing of the obscene material, to commit the violation of Section 11-1.20, 11-1.30, 11-1.40, 11-1.50, 11-1.60, 12-13, 12-14, 12-14.1, 12-15, or 12-16. No victim may recover in any such action unless he or she proves by a preponderance of the evidence that: (1) the reading or viewing of the specific obscene material manufactured, produced, or distributed wholesale by the defendant proximately caused the person convicted of the violation of Section 11-1.20, 11-1.30, 11-1.40, 11-1.50, 11-1.60, 12-13, 12-14, 12-14.1, 12-15, or 12-16 to commit such violation and (2) the defendant knew or had reason to know that the manufacture, production, or wholesale distribution of such material was likely to cause a violation of an offense substantially of the type enumerated.
    (b) The manufacturer, producer or wholesale distributor shall be liable to the victim for:
        (1) actual damages incurred by the victim, including
    
medical costs;
        (2) court costs and reasonable attorneys fees;
        (3) infliction of emotional distress;
        (4) pain and suffering; and
        (5) loss of consortium.
    (c) Every action under this Section shall be commenced within 3 years after the conviction of the defendant for a violation of Section 11-1.20, 11-1.30, 11-1.40, 11-1.50, 11-1.60, 12-13, 12-14, 12-15 or 12-16 of this Code. However, if the victim was under the age of 18 years at the time of the conviction of the defendant for a violation of Section 11-1.20, 11-1.30, 11-1.40, 11-1.50, 11-1.60, 12-13, 12-14, 12-14.1, 12-15 or 12-16 of this Code, an action under this Section shall be commenced within 3 years after the victim attains the age of 18 years.
    (d) For the purposes of this Section:
        (1) "obscene" has the meaning ascribed to it in
    
subsection (b) of Section 11-20 of this Code;
        (2) "wholesale distributor" means any individual,
    
partnership, corporation, association, or other legal entity which stands between the manufacturer and the retail seller in purchases, consignments, contracts for sale or rental of the obscene material;
        (3) "producer" means any individual, partnership,
    
corporation, association, or other legal entity which finances or supervises, to any extent, the production or making of obscene material;
        (4) "manufacturer" means any individual, partnership,
    
corporation, association, or other legal entity which manufacturers, assembles or produces obscene material.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, Article 2, Section 5, eff. 7-1-11; 96-1551, Article 2, Section 1035, eff. 7-1-11; 97-1109, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/11-6

    (720 ILCS 5/11-6) (from Ch. 38, par. 11-6)
    Sec. 11-6. Indecent solicitation of a child.
    (a) A person of the age of 17 years and upwards commits indecent solicitation of a child if the person, with the intent that the offense of aggravated criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual assault, predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, or aggravated criminal sexual abuse be committed, knowingly solicits a child or one whom he or she believes to be a child to perform an act of sexual penetration or sexual conduct as defined in Section 11-0.1 of this Code.
    (a-5) A person of the age of 17 years and upwards commits indecent solicitation of a child if the person knowingly discusses an act of sexual conduct or sexual penetration with a child or with one whom he or she believes to be a child by means of the Internet with the intent that the offense of aggravated criminal sexual assault, predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, or aggravated criminal sexual abuse be committed.
    (a-6) It is not a defense to subsection (a-5) that the person did not solicit the child to perform sexual conduct or sexual penetration with the person.
    (b) Definitions. As used in this Section:
        "Solicit" means to command, authorize, urge, incite,
    
request, or advise another to perform an act by any means including, but not limited to, in person, over the phone, in writing, by computer, or by advertisement of any kind.
        "Child" means a person under 17 years of age.
        "Internet" has the meaning set forth in Section
    
16-0.1 of this Code.
        "Sexual penetration" or "sexual conduct" are defined
    
in Section 11-0.1 of this Code.
    (c) Sentence. Indecent solicitation of a child under subsection (a) is:
        (1) a Class 1 felony when the act, if done, would be
    
predatory criminal sexual assault of a child or aggravated criminal sexual assault;
        (2) a Class 2 felony when the act, if done, would be
    
criminal sexual assault;
        (3) a Class 3 felony when the act, if done, would be
    
aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
    Indecent solicitation of a child under subsection (a-5) is a Class 4 felony.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)

720 ILCS 5/11-6.5

    (720 ILCS 5/11-6.5)
    Sec. 11-6.5. Indecent solicitation of an adult.
    (a) A person commits indecent solicitation of an adult if the person knowingly:
        (1) Arranges for a person 17 years of age or over to
    
commit an act of sexual penetration as defined in Section 11-0.1 with a person:
            (i) Under the age of 13 years; or
            (ii) Thirteen years of age or over but under the
        
age of 17 years; or
        (2) Arranges for a person 17 years of age or over to
    
commit an act of sexual conduct as defined in Section 11-0.1 with a person:
            (i) Under the age of 13 years; or
            (ii) Thirteen years of age or older but under the
        
age of 17 years.
    (b) Sentence.
        (1) Violation of paragraph (a)(1)(i) is a Class X
    
felony.
        (2) Violation of paragraph (a)(1)(ii) is a Class 1
    
felony.
        (3) Violation of paragraph (a)(2)(i) is a Class 2
    
felony.
        (4) Violation of paragraph (a)(2)(ii) is a Class A
    
misdemeanor.
    (c) For the purposes of this Section, "arranges" includes but is not limited to oral or written communication and communication by telephone, computer, or other electronic means. "Computer" has the meaning ascribed to it in Section 17-0.5 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)

720 ILCS 5/11-6.6

    (720 ILCS 5/11-6.6)
    Sec. 11-6.6. Solicitation to meet a child.
    (a) A person of the age of 18 or more years commits the offense of solicitation to meet a child if the person while using a computer, cellular telephone, or any other device, with the intent to meet a child or one whom he or she believes to be a child, solicits, entices, induces, or arranges with the child to meet at a location without the knowledge of the child's parent or guardian and the meeting with the child is arranged for a purpose other than a lawful purpose under Illinois law.
    (b) Sentence. Solicitation to meet a child is a Class A misdemeanor. Solicitation to meet a child is a Class 4 felony when the solicitor believes he or she is 5 or more years older than the child.
    (c) For purposes of this Section, "child" means any person under 17 years of age; and "computer" has the meaning ascribed to it in Section 16D-2 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 95-983, eff. 6-1-09.)

720 ILCS 5/11-7

    (720 ILCS 5/11-7) (from Ch. 38, par. 11-7)
    (This Section was renumbered as Section 11-35 by P.A. 96-1551.)
    Sec. 11-7. (Renumbered).
(Source: P.A. 86-490. Renumbered by P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/11-8

    (720 ILCS 5/11-8) (from Ch. 38, par. 11-8)
    (This Section was renumbered as Section 11-40 by P.A. 96-1551.)
    Sec. 11-8. (Renumbered).
(Source: P.A. 86-490. Renumbered by P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/11-9

    (720 ILCS 5/11-9) (from Ch. 38, par. 11-9)
    (This Section was renumbered as Section 11-30 by P.A. 96-1551.)
    Sec. 11-9. (Renumbered).
(Source: P.A. 96-1098, eff. 1-1-11. Renumbered by P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Subdiv. 10

 
    (720 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Subdiv. 10 heading)
SUBDIVISION 10. VULNERABLE VICTIM OFFENSES
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/11-9.1

    (720 ILCS 5/11-9.1) (from Ch. 38, par. 11-9.1)
    Sec. 11-9.1. Sexual exploitation of a child.
    (a) A person commits sexual exploitation of a child if in the presence or virtual presence, or both, of a child and with knowledge that a child or one whom he or she believes to be a child would view his or her acts, that person:
        (1) engages in a sexual act; or
        (2) exposes his or her sex organs, anus or breast for
    
the purpose of sexual arousal or gratification of such person or the child or one whom he or she believes to be a child.
    (a-5) A person commits sexual exploitation of a child who knowingly entices, coerces, or persuades a child to remove the child's clothing for the purpose of sexual arousal or gratification of the person or the child, or both.
    (b) Definitions. As used in this Section:
    "Sexual act" means masturbation, sexual conduct or sexual penetration as defined in Section 11-0.1 of this Code.
    "Sex offense" means any violation of Article 11 of this Code or Section 12-5.01 of this Code.
    "Child" means a person under 17 years of age.
    "Virtual presence" means an environment that is created with software and presented to the user and or receiver via the Internet, in such a way that the user appears in front of the receiver on the computer monitor or screen or hand held portable electronic device, usually through a web camming program. "Virtual presence" includes primarily experiencing through sight or sound, or both, a video image that can be explored interactively at a personal computer or hand held communication device, or both.
    "Webcam" means a video capturing device connected to a computer or computer network that is designed to take digital photographs or live or recorded video which allows for the live transmission to an end user over the Internet.
    (c) Sentence.
        (1) Sexual exploitation of a child is a Class A
    
misdemeanor. A second or subsequent violation of this Section or a substantially similar law of another state is a Class 4 felony.
        (2) Sexual exploitation of a child is a Class 4
    
felony if the person has been previously convicted of a sex offense.
        (3) Sexual exploitation of a child is a Class 4
    
felony if the victim was under 13 years of age at the time of the commission of the offense.
        (4) Sexual exploitation of a child 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. 96-1090, eff. 1-1-11; 96-1098, eff. 1-1-11; 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11; 97-333, eff. 8-12-11; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)

720 ILCS 5/11-9.1A

    (720 ILCS 5/11-9.1A)
    Sec. 11-9.1A. Permitting sexual abuse of a child.
    (a) A person responsible for a child's welfare commits permitting sexual abuse of a child if the person has actual knowledge of and permits an act of sexual abuse upon the child, or permits the child to engage in prostitution as defined in Section 11-14 of this Code.
    (b) In this Section:
    "Actual knowledge" includes credible allegations made by the child.
    "Child" means a minor under the age of 17 years.
    "Person responsible for the child's welfare" means the child's parent, step-parent, legal guardian, or other person having custody of a child, who is responsible for the child's care at the time of the alleged sexual abuse.
    "Prostitution" means prostitution as defined in Section 11-14 of this Code.
    "Sexual abuse" includes criminal sexual abuse or criminal sexual assault as defined in Section 11-1.20, 11-1.30, 11-1.40, 11-1.50, or 11-1.60 of this Code.
    (c) This Section does not apply to a person responsible for the child's welfare who, having reason to believe that sexual abuse has occurred, makes timely and reasonable efforts to stop the sexual abuse by reporting the sexual abuse in conformance with the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act or by reporting the sexual abuse, or causing a report to be made, to medical or law enforcement authorities or anyone who is a mandated reporter under Section 4 of the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act.
    (d) Whenever a law enforcement officer has reason to believe that the child or the person responsible for the child's welfare has been abused by a family or household member as defined by the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986, the officer shall immediately use all reasonable means to prevent further abuse under Section 112A-30 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963.
    (e) An order of protection under Section 111-8 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963 shall be sought in all cases where there is reason to believe that a child has been sexually abused by a family or household member. In considering appropriate available remedies, it shall be presumed that awarding physical care or custody to the abuser is not in the child's best interest.
    (f) A person may not be charged with the offense of permitting sexual abuse of a child under this Section until the person who committed the offense is charged with criminal sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual assault, predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, criminal sexual abuse, aggravated criminal sexual abuse, or prostitution.
    (g) A person convicted of permitting the sexual abuse of a child is guilty of a Class 1 felony. As a condition of any sentence of supervision, probation, conditional discharge, or mandatory supervised release, any person convicted under this Section shall be ordered to undergo child sexual abuse, domestic violence, or other appropriate counseling for a specified duration with a qualified social or mental health worker.
    (h) It is an affirmative defense to a charge of permitting sexual abuse of a child under this Section that the person responsible for the child's welfare had a reasonable apprehension that timely action to stop the abuse or prostitution would result in the imminent infliction of death, great bodily harm, permanent disfigurement, or permanent disability to that person or another in retaliation for reporting.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)