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Sex Crimes Rape

Sex Crimes such as rape in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is an extremely serious and life changing criminal charge. CYS investigations Rape is graded as a felony in the first degree. Being convicted under this statue, Pa criminal code 3121 (a) (1-5), can result in a sentence of up to 20 years in prison plus an additional 10 years if the act was committed using any type of intoxicating drug. In addition, a fine of $100,000 may be imposed and a conviction can land you on a sex offender registry. If the crime involves a minor and serious bodily injury occurs, a sentence of life in prison may be imposed. In order to be convicted under this statue, the Commonwealth must prove that some form of penetration, however slight, has occurred. A recent redefinition of the law has broadened it and has taken out marriage, gender and level of force as relevant factors for a jury to consider.

Sex Crimes Unlawful Dissemination of Intimate Image

With the rapid advancement of modern technology, law makers are in the position of having to play catch up in the area of Sex Crimes and the Unlawful Dissemination of Intimate Images. child pornography One such example where lawmakers had to step in and pass legislation in order to address a recent problem was on the phenomenon commonly referred to as "revenge porn". A typical scenario in which this takes place is when two partners break up and one posts sexually explicit images of the other that were sent to them with consent on social media without the person's depicted consent. Officially, it is known as unlawful dissemination of intimate image which is defined as a person commits the offense if, with intent to harass, annoy or alarm a current or former sexual or intimate partner, the person spreads a visual depiction of the partner in a state of nudity or engaged in sexual conduct. This crime can be found in section 3131 of the crimes code. This crime was passed in order to address the underlying issue, consent, which is essential to these cases.

Sex Crimes Indecent Exposure

The sex crimes offense of indecent exposure is found in the Pa criminal code 18 section 3127.  when should I call a sex crime lawyer It is defined as a person commits the act of indecent exposure if that person exposes his or her privates in any public place or in any place where other individuals are present under circumstances in which he should know that exposing himself is likely to offend or alarm these other people. An area of importance in this definition is the part which states "in any public place or in any place where there are present other persons". This is an important part of the definition and what makes it separate from a similar charge of open lewdness which is defined in the PA criminal code under section 5901. Open lewdness occurs if he does any lewd act which he knows is likely to be observed by others who would be affronted or alarmed.

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.

Sex Crimes Involuntary Deviant Sexual Intercourse

The sexual offense of involuntary deviant sexual intercourse is a very similar offense to other sex crimes such as rape. This crime of IDSI is defined under section 3123 of the Pa criminal code. CYS investigations The difference between Involuntary Deviant Sexual Intercourse and Rape is that this offense covers more sexual acts and excludes any type of vaginal penetration, which the charge of rape would cover. Acts that would be covered under this statute include sexual intercourse with an animal, any penetration, however slight, with a foreign object, and forcible anal or oral sex. As stated previously it is very similar to the statue of rape. This is an important distinction for prosecutors because if they believe that their case would not fit the criteria for the charge of rape, they can instead charge the accused with the more encompassing charge involuntary deviant sexual intercourse.

Sex Crimes Indecent Exposure

Sex Crimes such as Indecent exposure can lead to extremely serious consequences.  child endangerment Before we assess and examine what some of those consequences for a conviction of Indecent Exposure can be, let's first explore what the government must prove in order for an accused to be found guilty of this crime. Indecent Exposure is defined by the Pennsylvania Crimes Code as the act of exposing one's private genital area to other people with the intent of trying to offend these other people or get sexual gratification. This crime in Pennsylvania is graded as a misdemeanor of the first degree if the exposure is done to a person over 16 years of age. The crime is graded as a misdemeanor of the first degree if the exposed person is under 16 years of age and the accused should have been aware of the victim's age.

Sex Crimes Prostitution

Sex Crimes such as Prostitution are illegal in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Prostitution is defined under Title 18 of the Pennsylvania Crimes code as a defendant offering, engaging, or agreeing to any sexual acts in exchange for a form of compensation such as money or something else. Individuals who can be accused with this crime can include the alleged prostitute, those paying for the sexual services (Johns), and those who act as middle men "pimps". Child Porngoraphy crimes Offering sexual services is considered a crime, however those paying for these services can also be charged with "solicitation of prostitution". Additionally, prostitutes can be charged with solicitation for trying to get clients. Specifically, the crime of solicitation occurs at the moment two or more parties agree to have sex for the exchange of money, and the prostitute took some step, such as advertising on the internet to try and initiate the agreement.

Investigation for Sex Crimes

Sex crimes can constitute many different things as various offenses fall into this category, however they all involve sexual conduct against another person that is illegal or coerced. Common offenses that are defined as sex crimes include rape, statutory sexual assault, prostitution, indecent exposure, and child pornography. corruption of minors If you are charged with any of the above, or other types of sex crime, it is best to contact an experienced sex crimes lawyer immediately. The investigation of a sex crime begins with an alleged victim who will give certain information to police. One of the main factors to consider in this investigation is how and why did the alleged victim contact the police. Was it through a mandatory reporter such as a counselor or nurse and did the alleged victim have a motive to falsify the alleged sexual assault. Following that, you may be contacted for an interview or statement in regards to the charges brought against you. If contacted, you should decline to speak and immediately contact a lawyer here at the Law Offices of Kelly and Conte for assistance and guidance in legal representation.

Sex Crimes and Their Definitions

The various Sex Crimes that you can be charged with in Pennsylvania and their definitions can be found in Chapter 31 with the use of words such as "complainant", "deviate sexual intercourse", "serious bodily injury", "indecent contact", and "forcible compulsion". These definitions are listed in 3101 under subchapter A, while subchapter B gives definitions to the specific acts of crime. Chapter 31, subchapter B lists common sexual offense charges brought upon people. The most common offenses include Section 3121: rape, Section 3123: involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, Section 3124.2: institutional sexual assault, Section 3125: aggravated indecent assault, and Section 3127:indecent exposure. Other sexual offenses that are not listed, may be found under Chapter 31 in Title 18 Crimes and Offenses. If accused of any sexual offenses, it is important to contact a lawyer for further assistance prior to making any decisions that could alter one's life.

Sex Crimes Sex assault on school campus

Sex Crimes such as Sexual assaults on college campuses occur each year and are becoming more or national problem both in terms of the horror that the actual criminal assaults can have on victims and the horror that false accusations can have in the accused. indecent assault A sexual assault is defined as a person engaging in sexual intercourse or deviate sexual intercourse with another person without their consent. Sexual assault is considered a second-degree felony in Pennsylvania and therefore punishable by 10 years in prison. If a defendant is convicted of sexual assault, rape, and other sexually related crimes, they will have to register as a sex offender for life. When the sexual assault occurs on the colleges campus there will be penalties through the university, which could include expulsion. According to a recent article by NPR, some students that are accused of sexual assault are suing campuses stating that their Title IX rights have been violated. This is due to not receiving a fair chance at proving their innocence.

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