A witness in any official proceeding, or a person who believes the person may be called as a witness, commits the crime of bribe receiving by a witness if the person solicits any pecuniary benefit with the intent, or accepts or agrees to accept any pecuniary benefit upon an agreement or understanding, that:
The testimony of the person as a witness will thereby be influenced; or
The person will avoid legal process summoning the person to testify; or
The person will be absent from any official proceeding to which the person has been legally summoned.
Bribe receiving by a witness is a Class C felony. [1971 c.743 §202]