Texas Code of Criminal Procedure

Art. Art. 42.015
Finding of Age of Victim


(a)

In the trial of an offense under Section 20.02 (Unlawful Restraint), 20.03 (Kidnapping), or 20.04 (Aggravated Kidnapping), Penal Code, or an attempt, conspiracy, or solicitation to commit one of those offenses, the judge shall make an affirmative finding of fact and enter the affirmative finding in the judgment in the case if the judge determines that the victim or intended victim was younger than 17 years of age at the time of the offense.

(b)

In the trial of a sexually violent offense, as defined by Article 62.001 (Definitions), the judge shall make an affirmative finding of fact and enter the affirmative finding in the judgment in the case if the judge determines that the victim or intended victim was younger than 14 years of age at the time of the offense.
Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1193, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1999; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1415, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.
Amended by:
Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 663 (H.B. 1302), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2013.
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