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1530                                     LAWS OF MARYLAND                            Ch. 573

exceeding two years, or be fined in a sum not exceeding
five hundred dollars, or be both fined and imprisoned in
the discretion of the court; provided, that nothing in
this section contained shall be construed to affect or
interfere with the law relating to the crime of rape as
now in force in this State; and provided further, that
this section shall not apply to male persons under the
age of eighteen years.]

[Sodomy]

553.

[Every person convicted of the crime of sodomy shall
be sentenced to the penitentiary for not less than one
year nor more than ten years.]

554.

[Every person who shall be convicted of taking into
his or her mouth the sexual organ of any other person or
animal, or who shall be convicted of placing his or her
sexual organ in the mouth of any other person or animal,
or who shall be convicted of committing any other
unnatural or perverted sexual practice with any other
person or animal, shall be fined not more than one
thousand dollars ($1,000.00), or be imprisoned in jail or
in the house of correction or in the penitentiary for a
period not exceeding ten years, or shall be both fined
and imprisoned within the limits above prescribed in the
discretion of the court.

Any in any indictment for the commission of any of
the acts, hereby declared to be offenses, it shall not be
necessary to set forth the particular unnatural or
perverted sexual practice with the commission of which
the defendant may be charged, nor to set forth the
particular manner in which said unnatural or perverted
sexual practice was committed, but it shall be sufficient
if the indictment set forth that the defendant committed
a certain unnatural and perverted sexual practice with a
person or animal, as the case may be.]

SECTION 2. AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, That new
Sections 461, 462, 463, 464, 464A [[and 464B]], 464B,
[[and 464C]] 464C, 464D and 464E to be under the new
[[subtitle]] subheading "Sexual Offenses" be and they are
hereby added to Article 27 - Crimes and Punishments, of
the Annotated Code of Maryland (197 1 Replacement Volume
and 1975 Supplement) to read as follows:

Article 27 — Crimes and Punishments

SEXUAL OFFENSES

[[461.

(A) IN THIS SUBTITLE, THE FOLLOWING WORDS HAVE THE

 

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