How to Investigate Animal Cruelty in NY State – A Manual of Procedures

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NEW YORK STATE PENAL LAW

Article 130
SEX OFFENSES

§ 130.20 Sexual misconduct.

A person is guilty of sexual misconduct when:

  1. He or she engages in sexual intercourse with another person without such person’s consent; or
  2. He or she engages in oral sexual conduct or anal sexual conduct with another person without such person’s consent; or
  3. He or she engages in sexual conduct with an animal or a dead human body.

Sexual misconduct is a class A misdemeanor.

NYSHA’s notes: Additional laws to consider

See Agriculture and Markets Law, Article 26 ­ Section 353, which deals with causing and permitting suffering of animals. If a person engages in sexual conduct with an animal, and a veterinarian determines that physical harm to the animal has resulted from that contact, you can additionally charge the person with a violation of Section 353.

 

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