Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse is one of several Sex Crimes in Pennsylvania. Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse (IDSI) is similar to Sex Crimes such as rape, but differs in a few different ways. There are several different acts that are covered by the statute. According to the Pennsylvania Crimes Code, a person commits IDSI when the person engages in deviate sexual intercourse with a person by forcible compulsion or threat of forcible compulsion, unlawful dissemination  who is unconscious or where the person knows the victim is unaware that the sexual intercourse is occurring, where the person has substantially impaired the victim’s power to appraise or control his or her conduct by administering or employing, without the knowledge of the victim, drugs, intoxicants or other means for the purpose of preventing resistance, who suffers from a mental disability which renders him or her incapable of consent, or who is less than 16 years old and the person is four or more years older and not married to the victim.

Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse is a serious offense that carries harsh penalties if you are found guilty. IDSI is a felony of the first degree and carries a possible penalty of up to twenty years imprisonment and/or fines up to $25,000. If the victim is under the age of thirteen, the possible penalty increases from a maximum of twenty years imprisonment to a maximum of forty years imprisonment.  aggravated indecent assault If the victim is under the age of thirteen and it results in serious bodily injury, the possible penalty is life imprisonment. When dealing with sex crime allegations, it is important to speak with a criminal defense attorney regarding your case. Being charged with a sex crime could carry a stigma and potentially be harmful to your reputation. Consulting with a criminal defense attorney will ensure that you receive the best possible outcome for your case.