Pennsylvania law provides for various factors to effect the minimum and maximum sentences upon conviction of certain offenses. One such factor that requires a minimum mandatory sentence is when the victim is an elderly person. This law states that any person under the age of 60 years old who is convicted of one of the following offenses when the victim is over the age of 60 years of age shall be sentenced to a mandatory term of imprisonment as follows:
a person convicted of aggravated assault subsections (a)(1) or (a)(4): not less than two years
a person convicted of rape: not less than five years
a person convicted of theft by deception: not less than twelve months.