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Sodomy can be defined as: Sexual penetration aside from vaginal intercourse, including oral and anal sex, whether between two men or two women or a man and a woman. Or sexual intercourse between a person and an animal.  

PENALTY 
SODOMY

Any person who shall commit this crime against nature either with mankind or with any animal shall be guilty of a felony, punishable by imprisonment in the state prison not more than 15 years, or if such person was at the time of the said offense a sexually delinquent person, may be punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for an indeterminate term, the minimum of which shall be 1 day and the maximum of which shall be life.

Sodomy is considered a felony and can be found under MCL 750.158.

DEFENSE
SODOMY

  • Consent – a defendant can’t be convicted of sodomy if they reasonably believed that the other person consented to the act, unless they were a minor. In this defense, they reasonably believed the other person consented because they appeared willing to engage in the act.
  • Age – A defendant cannot be convicted of sodomy if they engaged in a consensual act of sodomy and reasonably believed that the other person was NOT a minor. The other person may have claimed to be at least 18 years old and have appeared physically mature. 
  • False Accusation – A convictor may have falsely accused a defendant of sodomy to seek revenge because the defendant ended a relationship.

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