ORS 163.431¹
Definitions for ORS 163.431 to 163.434

As used in ORS 163.431 (Definitions for ORS 163.431 to 163.434) to 163.434 (Provisions applicable to online sexual corruption of a child):

(1) “Child” means a person who the defendant reasonably believes to be under 16 years of age.

(2) “Online communication” means communication that occurs via telephone text messaging, electronic mail, personal or instant messaging, chat rooms, bulletin boards or any other transmission of information by wire, radio, optical cable, cellular system, electromagnetic system or other similar means.

(3) “Sexual contact” has the meaning given that term in ORS 163.305 (Definitions).

(4) “Sexually explicit conduct” has the meaning given that term in ORS 163.665 (Definitions).

(5) “Solicit” means to invite, request, seduce, lure, entice, persuade, prevail upon, coax, coerce or attempt to do so. [2007 c.876 §1; 2009 c.517 §1]

Note: 163.431 (Definitions for ORS 163.431 to 163.434) to 163.434 (Provisions applicable to online sexual corruption of a child) were added to and made a part of ORS chapter 163 by legislative action but were not added to any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

Notes of Decisions

Under evidence that defendant inten­tionally touched victim’s buttocks through clothing, whether such con­duct constituted “sexual contact” of victim’s “intimate parts” was ques­tion for jury. State v. Buller, 31 Or App 889, 581 P2d 1263 (1977)

Genitalia and breasts are intimate parts as matter of law under this sec­tion, and undeveloped genitalia and breasts of children are included within defini­tion. State v. Turner, 33 Or App 157, 575 P2d 1007 (1978), Sup Ct review denied

Rule that state is not permitted to introduce evidence of other crimes or bad acts solely to prove defendant acted as on prior occasions is strictly applied in sex crime cases, even those involving deviate sexual behavior, in so far as con­duct with per­sons other than victim is concerned. State v. Sicks, 33 Or App 435, 576 P2d 834 (1978)

Law Review Cita­tions

51 OLR 428, 518-522, 555 (1972)

Chapter 163

Law Review Cita­tions

51 OLR 427-637 (1972)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 163—Offenses Against Persons, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors163.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 163, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano163.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information