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Sex Crimes Sexual Assault

Another major Sex Crimes charge is sexual assault, which is defined under section 3124.1 of the Pennsylvania criminal code. child endangerment It states that a person commits the act of sexual assault when that person engages in sexual intercourse or deviate sexual intercourse with a complainant without the complainant's consent. Sexual assault is a felony of the second degree and can carry a sentence of up to 10 years imprisonment. There are also two separate but related offenses of sexual assault. The first being criminal code 3122.1, statutory sexual assault. A person commits the act of statutory sexual assault when they engage in sexual intercourse with a complainant to whom the person is not married, who is under the age of 16 years and that person is significantly older than the alleged victim. In this instance the grading of the crime is a felony of the second degree. However, if the victim is under the age of 16 and the age gap between the defendant and the victim is above 11 years, then it is a felony of the first degree and carries a sentence of up to 20 years of imprisonment.

The second related Sex Crimes offense to Sexual Assault is Indecent sexual assault. Indecent sexual assault is defined as when a person has indecent contact with the complainant, causes the complainant to have indecent contact with the person or intentionally causes the complainant to come into contact with seminal fluid, urine or feces for the purpose of arousing sexual desire in the person or the complainant. Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse This offense can be either a misdemeanor or a felony. The level of misdemeanor can also vary, depending on factors such as consent, forcible compulsion, or consciousness of the victim, to name a few. It becomes a felony of the third-degree when the victim is under the age of 13 and there are prior incidents of indecent assault, or the sexual intimate parts of the defendant/victim were touched by the defendant/victim. It is import to have legal representation if you have been accused of any of these offenses. The law offices of Kelly and Conte are an excellent choice for representation and will fight for the best resolution of your case.

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