HB 243: "An Act relating to sexual assault or abuse of a minor."
00 HOUSE BILL NO. 243 01 "An Act relating to sexual assault or abuse of a minor." 02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 * Section 1. AS 11.41.445(b) is amended to read: 04 (b) In a prosecution under AS 11.41.410 - 11.41.440, whenever a provision of 05 law defining an offense depends upon a victim's being under a certain age, it is an 06 affirmative defense that, at the time of the alleged offense, the defendant 07 (1) reasonably believed the victim to be that age or older; and 08 (2) undertook reasonable measures to verify that the victim was 09 that age or older; "reasonable measures" includes checking government-issued 10 photo identification or checking with the victim's parents; "reasonable 11 measures" does not include mere statements by the victim or the victim's friends 12 that the victim is that age or older [, UNLESS THE VICTIM WAS UNDER 13 13 YEARS OF AGE AT THE TIME OF THE ALLEGED OFFENSE].