One of the most serious Sex Crimes is the charge of Rape. Rape can be found in Title 18 of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code section 3121. The charge of rape is a life changing event for a defendant even when he or she is first accused of committing this very serious sex crime. aggravated indecent assault Not only will there be implications in terms of posting bail if and when the accused is officially charged, there almost always are implications in terms of press coverage and the fear of being found guilty of a felony of the first degree. There are additional implications for criminal defendants who are college students. Frequently, colleges will immediately order the accused to no longer step foot on campus. Additionally, the accused will be interviewed by school officials (students are typically required to participate in this interview) and given a hearing after which he or she may be expelled or suspended. It is imperative that you should reach out to an experienced Sex Crimes if you are being investigated for committing the crime of Rape. Call us today at 610-314-7066

In order to be convicted of Sex Crimes such as Rape, the government must prove the following criminal elements beyond a reasonable doubt: First the government must prove that the accused engages in sexual intercourse with an alleged victim. Second that the Defendant had sex with the victim by forcible compulsion or by threat of forcible compulsion. crime of prostitution (such as by threatening someone with a knife if they don’t agree to have sex with him). Or if an accused has sex with someone who is unconscious or where the defendant knows that the victim does not know that the sexual intercourse is occurring. (such as drugging situation). Or finally when an accused has sex with someone who has a mental disability so that they cannot consent.