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

720 ILCS 5/12-10.1

    (720 ILCS 5/12-10.1)
    (This Section was renumbered as Section 12C-40 by P.A. 97-1109.)
    Sec. 12-10.1. (Renumbered).
(Source: P.A. 93-449, eff. 1-1-04; 94-684, eff. 1-1-06. Renumbered by P.A. 97-1109, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/12-10.2

    (720 ILCS 5/12-10.2)
    Sec. 12-10.2. Tongue splitting.
    (a) In this Section, "tongue splitting" means the cutting of a human tongue into 2 or more parts.
    (b) A person may not knowingly perform tongue splitting on another person unless the person performing the tongue splitting is licensed to practice medicine in all its branches under the Medical Practice Act of 1987 or licensed under the Illinois Dental Practice Act.
    (c) Sentence. Tongue splitting performed in violation of this Section is a Class A misdemeanor for a first offense and a Class 4 felony for a second or subsequent offense.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/12-10.3

    (720 ILCS 5/12-10.3)
    Sec. 12-10.3. False representation to a tattoo or body piercing business as the parent or legal guardian of a minor.
    (a) A person, other than the parent or legal guardian of a minor, commits the offense of false representation to a tattoo or body piercing business as the parent or legal guardian of a minor when he or she falsely represents himself or herself as the parent or legal guardian of the minor to an owner or employee of a tattoo or body piercing business for the purpose of:
        (1) accompanying the minor to a business that
    
provides tattooing as required under Section 12-10 of this Code (tattooing body of minor);
        (2) accompanying the minor to a business that
    
provides body piercing as required under Section 12-10.1 of this Code (piercing the body of a minor); or
        (3) furnishing the written consent required under
    
Section 12-10.1 of this Code (piercing the body of a minor).
    (b) Sentence. False representation to a tattoo or body piercing business as the parent or legal guardian of a minor is a Class C misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 96-1311, eff. 1-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/12-11

    (720 ILCS 5/12-11) (from Ch. 38, par. 12-11)
    (This Section was renumbered as Section 19-6 by P.A. 97-1108.)
    Sec. 12-11. (Renumbered).
(Source: P.A. 96-1113, eff. 1-1-11; 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11. Renumbered by P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/12-11.1

    (720 ILCS 5/12-11.1) (from Ch. 38, par. 12-11.1)
    (This Section was renumbered as Section 18-6 by P.A. 97-1108.)
    Sec. 12-11.1. (Renumbered).
(Source: P.A. 86-1392. Renumbered by P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/12-12

    (720 ILCS 5/12-12) (from Ch. 38, par. 12-12)
    Sec. 12-12. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 96-233, eff. 1-1-10. Repealed by P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/12-13

    (720 ILCS 5/12-13) (from Ch. 38, par. 12-13)
    (This Section was renumbered as Section 11-1.20 by P.A. 96-1551.)
    Sec. 12-13. (Renumbered).
(Source: P.A. 95-640, eff. 6-1-08. Renumbered by P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/12-14

    (720 ILCS 5/12-14) (from Ch. 38, par. 12-14)
    (This Section was renumbered as Section 11-1.30 by P.A. 96-1551.)
    Sec. 12-14. (Renumbered).
(Source: P.A. 97-227, eff. 1-1-12. Renumbered by P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/12-14.1

    (720 ILCS 5/12-14.1)
    (This Section was renumbered as Section 11-1.40 by P.A. 96-1551.)
    Sec. 12-14.1. (Renumbered).
(Source: P.A. 95-640, eff. 6-1-08. Renumbered by P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/12-15

    (720 ILCS 5/12-15) (from Ch. 38, par. 12-15)
    (This Section was renumbered as Section 11-1.50 by P.A. 96-1551.)
    Sec. 12-15. (Renumbered).
(Source: P.A. 91-389, eff. 1-1-00. Renumbered by P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/12-16

    (720 ILCS 5/12-16) (from Ch. 38, par. 12-16)
    (This Section was renumbered as Section 11-1.60 by P.A. 96-1551.)
    Sec. 12-16. (Renumbered).
(Source: P.A. 97-227, eff. 1-1-12. Renumbered by P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/12-16.2

    (720 ILCS 5/12-16.2) (from Ch. 38, par. 12-16.2)
    (This Section was renumbered as Section 12-5.01 by P.A. 96-1551.)
    Sec. 12-16.2. (Renumbered).
(Source: P.A. 86-897. Renumbered by P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/12-17

    (720 ILCS 5/12-17) (from Ch. 38, par. 12-17)
    (This Section was renumbered as Section 11-1.70 by P.A. 96-1551.)
    Sec. 12-17. (Renumbered).
(Source: P.A. 93-389, eff. 7-25-03. Renumbered by P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/12-18

    (720 ILCS 5/12-18) (from Ch. 38, par. 12-18)
    (This Section was renumbered as Section 11-1.10 by P.A. 96-1551.)
    Sec. 12-18. (Renumbered).
(Source: P.A. 97-244, eff. 8-4-11. Renumbered by P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/12-18.1

    (720 ILCS 5/12-18.1) (from Ch. 38, par. 12-18.1)
    (This Section was renumbered as Section 11-1.80 by P.A. 96-1551.)
    Sec. 12-18.1. (Renumbered).
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, Article 2, Section 1035, eff. 7-1-11. Renumbered by P.A. 96-1551, Article 2, Section 5, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/12-19

    (720 ILCS 5/12-19) (from Ch. 38, par. 12-19)
    Sec. 12-19. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 97-227, eff. 1-1-12. Repealed by P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/12-20

    (720 ILCS 5/12-20) (from Ch. 38, par. 12-20)
    Sec. 12-20. Sale of body parts.
    (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), any person who knowingly buys or sells, or offers to buy or sell, a human body or any part of a human body, is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor for the first conviction and a Class 4 felony for subsequent convictions.
    (b) This Section does not prohibit:
        (1) An anatomical gift made in accordance with the
    
Illinois Anatomical Gift Act.
        (2) (Blank).
        (3) Reimbursement of actual expenses incurred by a
    
living person in donating an organ, tissue or other body part or fluid for transplantation, implantation, infusion, injection, or other medical or scientific purpose, including medical costs, loss of income, and travel expenses.
        (4) Payments provided under a plan of insurance or
    
other health care coverage.
        (5) Reimbursement of reasonable costs associated with
    
the removal, storage or transportation of a human body or part thereof donated for medical or scientific purposes.
        (6) Purchase or sale of blood, plasma, blood products
    
or derivatives, other body fluids, or human hair.
        (7) Purchase or sale of drugs, reagents or other
    
substances made from human bodies or body parts, for use in medical or scientific research, treatment or diagnosis.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/12-20.5

    (720 ILCS 5/12-20.5)
    Sec. 12-20.5. Dismembering a human body.
    (a) A person commits dismembering a human body when he or she knowingly dismembers, severs, separates, dissects, or mutilates any body part of a deceased's body.
    (b) This Section does not apply to:
        (1) an anatomical gift made in accordance with the
    
Illinois Anatomical Gift Act;
        (2) (blank);
        (3) the purchase or sale of drugs, reagents, or other
    
substances made from human body parts, for the use in medical or scientific research, treatment, or diagnosis;
        (4) persons employed by a county medical examiner's
    
office or coroner's office acting within the scope of their employment while performing an autopsy;
        (5) the acts of a licensed funeral director or
    
embalmer while performing acts authorized by the Funeral Directors and Embalmers Licensing Code;
        (6) the acts of emergency medical personnel or
    
physicians performed in good faith and according to the usual and customary standards of medical practice in an attempt to resuscitate a life; or
        (7) physicians licensed to practice medicine in all
    
of its branches or holding a visiting professor, physician, or resident permit under the Medical Practice Act of 1987, performing acts in accordance with usual and customary standards of medical practice, or a currently enrolled student in an accredited medical school in furtherance of his or her education at the accredited medical school.
    (c) It is not a defense to a violation of this Section that the decedent died due to natural, accidental, or suicidal causes.
    (d) Sentence. Dismembering a human body is a Class X felony.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07; 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/12-20.6

    (720 ILCS 5/12-20.6)
    Sec. 12-20.6. Abuse of a corpse.
    (a) In this Section:
        "Corpse" means the dead body of a human being.
        "Sexual conduct" has the meaning ascribed to the term
    
in Section 11-0.1 of this Code.
    (b) A person commits abuse of a corpse if he or she intentionally:
        (1) engages in sexual conduct with a corpse or
    
involving a corpse; or
        (2) removes or carries away a corpse and is not
    
authorized by law to do so.
    (c) Sentence.
        (1) A person convicted of violating paragraph (1) of
    
subsection (b) of this Section is guilty of a Class 2 felony.
        (2) A person convicted of violating paragraph (2) of
    
subsection (b) of this Section is guilty of a Class 4 felony.
    (d) Paragraph (2) of subsection (b) of this Section does not apply to:
        (1) persons employed by a county medical examiner's
    
office or coroner's office acting within the scope of their employment;
        (2) the acts of a licensed funeral director or
    
embalmer while performing acts authorized by the Funeral Directors and Embalmers Licensing Code;
        (3) cemeteries and cemetery personnel while
    
performing acts pursuant to a bona fide request from the involved cemetery consumer or his or her heirs, or pursuant to an interment or disinterment permit or a court order, or as authorized under Section 14.5 of the Cemetery Protection Act, or any other actions legally authorized for cemetery employees;
        (4) the acts of emergency medical personnel or
    
physicians performed in good faith and according to the usual and customary standards of medical practice in an attempt to resuscitate a life;
        (5) physicians licensed to practice medicine in a11
    
of its branches or holding a visiting professor, physician, or resident permit under the Medical Practice Act of 1987, performing acts in accordance with usual and customary standards of medical practice, or a currently enrolled student in an accredited medical school in furtherance of his or her education at the accredited medical school; or
        (6) removing or carrying away a corpse by the
    
employees, independent contractors, or other persons designated by the federally designated organ procurement agency engaged in the organ and tissue procurement process.
(Source: P.A. 97-1072, eff. 8-24-12.)

720 ILCS 5/12-21

    (720 ILCS 5/12-21) (from Ch. 38, par. 12-21)
    Sec. 12-21. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 97-227, eff. 1-1-12. Repealed by P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/12-21.5

    (720 ILCS 5/12-21.5)
    (This Section was renumbered as Section 12C-10 by P.A. 97-1109.)
    Sec. 12-21.5. (Renumbered).
(Source: P.A. 92-408, eff. 8-17-01; 92-432, eff. 8-17-01. Renumbered by P.A. 97-1109, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/12-21.6

    (720 ILCS 5/12-21.6)
    (This Section was renumbered as Section 12C-5 by P.A. 97-1109.)
    Sec. 12-21.6. (Renumbered).
(Source: P.A. 92-408, eff. 8-17-01; 92-432, eff. 8-17-01; 92-515, eff. 6-1-02; 92-651, eff. 7-11-02. Renumbered by 97-1109, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/12-21.6-5

    (720 ILCS 5/12-21.6-5)
    Sec. 12-21.6-5. Parent or guardian leaving custody or control of child with child sex offender.
    (a) For the purposes of this Section, "minor" means a person under 18 years of age; and "child sex offender" means a sex offender who is required to register under the Sex Offender Registration Act and is a child sex offender as defined in Sections 11-9.3 and 11-9.4 of this Code.
    (b) It is unlawful for a parent or guardian of a minor to knowingly leave that minor in the custody or control of a child sex offender, or allow the child sex offender unsupervised access to the minor.
    (c) This Section does not apply to leaving the minor in the custody or control of, or allowing unsupervised access to the minor by:
        (1) a child sex offender who is the parent of the
    
minor;
        (2) a person convicted of a violation of subsection
    
(c) of Section 12-15 of this Code; or
        (3) a child sex offender who is married to and
    
living in the same household with the parent or guardian of the minor.
    This subsection (c) shall not be construed to allow a child sex offender to knowingly reside within 500 feet of the minor victim of the sex offense if prohibited by subsection (b-6) of Section 11-9.4 of this Code.
    (d) Sentence. A person who violates this Section is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
    (e) Nothing in this Section shall prohibit the filing of a petition or the instituting of any proceeding under Article II of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 relating to abused minors.
(Source: P.A. 96-1094, eff. 1-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/12-21.7

    (720 ILCS 5/12-21.7)
    Sec. 12-21.7. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 94-12, eff. 1-1-06. Repealed by P.A. 97-1109, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/12-22

    (720 ILCS 5/12-22)
    (This Section was renumbered as Section 12C-15 by P.A. 97-1109.)
    Sec. 12-22. (Renumbered).
(Source: P.A. 88-479. Renumbered by P.A. 97-1109, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/12-30

    (720 ILCS 5/12-30) (from Ch. 38, par. 12-30)
    (This Section was renumbered as Section 12-3.4 by P.A. 96-1551.)
    Sec. 12-30. (Renumbered).
(Source: P.A. 97-311, eff. 8-11-11. Renumbered by P.A. 96-1551, Article 1, Section 5, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/12-31

    (720 ILCS 5/12-31) (from Ch. 38, par. 12-31)
    (This Section was renumbered as Section 12-34.5 by P.A. 96-1551.)
    Sec. 12-31. (Renumbered).
(Source: P.A. 88-392. Renumbered by P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/12-32

    (720 ILCS 5/12-32) (from Ch. 38, par. 12-32)
    Sec. 12-32. Ritual mutilation.
    (a) A person commits ritual mutilation when he or she knowingly mutilates, dismembers or tortures another person as part of a ceremony, rite, initiation, observance, performance or practice, and the victim did not consent or under such circumstances that the defendant knew or should have known that the victim was unable to render effective consent.
    (b) Ritual mutilation does not include the practice of male circumcision or a ceremony, rite, initiation, observance, or performance related thereto.
    (c) Sentence. Ritual mutilation is a Class 2 felony.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/12-33

    (720 ILCS 5/12-33) (from Ch. 38, par. 12-33)
    Sec. 12-33. Ritualized abuse of a child.
    (a) A person commits ritualized abuse of a child when he or she knowingly commits any of the following acts with, upon, or in the presence of a child as part of a ceremony, rite or any similar observance:
        (1) actually or in simulation, tortures, mutilates,
    
or sacrifices any warm-blooded animal or human being;
        (2) forces ingestion, injection or other application
    
of any narcotic, drug, hallucinogen or anaesthetic for the purpose of dulling sensitivity, cognition, recollection of, or resistance to any criminal activity;
        (3) forces ingestion, or external application, of
    
human or animal urine, feces, flesh, blood, bones, body secretions, nonprescribed drugs or chemical compounds;
        (4) involves the child in a mock, unauthorized or
    
unlawful marriage ceremony with another person or representation of any force or deity, followed by sexual contact with the child;
        (5) places a living child into a coffin or open grave
    
containing a human corpse or remains;
        (6) threatens death or serious harm to a child, his
    
or her parents, family, pets, or friends that instills a well-founded fear in the child that the threat will be carried out; or
        (7) unlawfully dissects, mutilates, or incinerates a
    
human corpse.
    (b) The provisions of this Section shall not be construed to apply to:
        (1) lawful agricultural, animal husbandry, food
    
preparation, or wild game hunting and fishing practices and specifically the branding or identification of livestock;
        (2) the lawful medical practice of male circumcision
    
or any ceremony related to male circumcision;
        (3) any state or federally approved, licensed, or
    
funded research project; or
        (4) the ingestion of animal flesh or blood in the
    
performance of a religious service or ceremony.
    (b-5) For the purposes of this Section, "child" means any person under 18 years of age.
    (c) Ritualized abuse of a child is a Class 1 felony for a first offense. A second or subsequent conviction for ritualized abuse of a child is a Class X felony for which the offender may be sentenced to a term of natural life imprisonment.
    (d) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/12-34

    (720 ILCS 5/12-34)
    Sec. 12-34. Female genital mutilation.
    (a) Except as otherwise permitted in subsection (b), whoever knowingly circumcises, excises, or infibulates, in whole or in part, the labia majora, labia minora, or clitoris of another commits female genital mutilation. Consent to the procedure by a minor on whom it is performed or by the minor's parent or guardian is not a defense to a violation of this Section.
    (b) A surgical procedure is not a violation of subsection (a) if the procedure is performed by a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches and:
        (1) is necessary to the health of the person on whom
    
it is performed; or
        (2) is performed on a person who is in labor or who
    
has just given birth and is performed for medical purposes connected with that labor or birth.
    (c) Sentence. Female genital mutilation is a Class X felony.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/Art. 12, Subdiv. 25

 
    (720 ILCS 5/Art. 12, Subdiv. 25 heading)
SUBDIVISION 25. OTHER HARM OFFENSES
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/12-34.5

    (720 ILCS 5/12-34.5) (was 720 ILCS 5/12-31)
    Sec. 12-34.5. Inducement to commit suicide.
    (a) A person commits inducement to commit suicide when he or she does either of the following:
        (1) Knowingly coerces another to commit suicide and
    
the other person commits or attempts to commit suicide as a direct result of the coercion, and he or she exercises substantial control over the other person through (i) control of the other person's physical location or circumstances; (ii) use of psychological pressure; or (iii) use of actual or ostensible religious, political, social, philosophical or other principles.
        (2) With knowledge that another person intends to
    
commit or attempt to commit suicide, intentionally (i) offers and provides the physical means by which another person commits or attempts to commit suicide, or (ii) participates in a physical act by which another person commits or attempts to commit suicide.
    For the purposes of this Section, "attempts to commit suicide" means any act done with the intent to commit suicide and which constitutes a substantial step toward commission of suicide.
    (b) Sentence. Inducement to commit suicide under paragraph (a)(1) when the other person commits suicide as a direct result of the coercion is a Class 2 felony. Inducement to commit suicide under paragraph (a)(2) when the other person commits suicide as a direct result of the assistance provided is a Class 4 felony. Inducement to commit suicide under paragraph (a)(1) when the other person attempts to commit suicide as a direct result of the coercion is a Class 3 felony. Inducement to commit suicide under paragraph (a)(2) when the other person attempts to commit suicide as a direct result of the assistance provided is a Class A misdemeanor.
    (c) The lawful compliance or a good-faith attempt at lawful compliance with the Illinois Living Will Act, the Health Care Surrogate Act, or the Powers of Attorney for Health Care Law is not inducement to commit suicide under paragraph (a)(2) of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)