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§ 3-215. Ingesting bodily fluid.

(a)  "Bodily fluid" defined.- In this section, "bodily fluid" means seminal fluid, blood, urine, or feces. 

(b)  Ingesting bodily fluid.- A person may not knowingly and willfully cause another to ingest bodily fluid: 

(1) without consent; or 

(2) by force or threat of force. 

(c)  Penalty.- A person who violates subsection (b) of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 10 years or a fine not exceeding $2,500 or both. 

[2004, ch. 318.]