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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.

Sex Crimes sexual assault, harassment and rape

When addressing the issue of Sex Crimes such as sexual harassment, sexual assault, and rape one must understand how each of these terms are defined.  child pornography Many people use those terms interchangeably and incorrectly. It is important to understand what each of these different terms mean and when to use them in the correct context. When talking about sexual harassment it relates to the unlawful harassment of a person, like an employee, based upon that persons sex. This harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical sexual actions. When a person engages in sexual intercourse without the complainants consent is known as sexual assault. Lastly, in the Pennsylvania Crimes Codes rape is defined as "When a person engages in sexual intercourse with the complainant; by forcible compulsion, by threat of forcible compulsion that would prevent resistance by a person of reasonable resolution, or who is unconscious or where the person knows that the complainant is unaware the sexual intercourse is occurring."

Sex Crimes Sex Offenders and Megan's Law

In Pennsylvania, sex offenders are defined as individuals who has been charged and convicted of Sex Crimes or a sexually related crime.  Rape These crimes include rape, sexual assault, and also aggravated indecent assault or indecent assault. With Megan's Law it is required that the state have an updated sex offender registry that is open to the public. This protects individuals from being assaulted by any know sexual offender. Megan's Law was created due to a case where a young lady, Megan Kanka, was murdered by her neighbor who was a two - time convicted sex offender. For all individuals who are convicted of a sex crime is now required to register on the sex offender list in Pennsylvania depending on their offense. If an individual is a tier one offense, they are required to be registered for 15 years. For tier two offence the individual is required for 25 years to be registered and then will be registered for life on a tier three offense. For most juveniles who are convicted of a sex crime are not required to register under Pennsylvania law. During the time of their registration, all convicted sex offenders are required to report any change in address, contact information, school enrollment status, and any other factor that will put them in contact with new individuals.

Sex Crimes Date Rape on College Campuses

Sex Crimes such as Rape is a very serious offense and can have penalties of up to 40 years in prison. sex assault When talking about rape that is committed by a victim's significant other, or someone they went on a date with, it is considered date rape. Date rape on college campuses is extremely common. The perpetrator can coerce date rape on a victim both emotionally and physically. Many do not realize that even if the assailant is their significant other, it is still date rape if you do not consent. One must understand that no means no, and if you are under the influence of any drug, including alcohol, you cannot consent, so therefore it is a case of date rape. Certain date rape drugs can make the victim unconscious and diminish their memory, which carry worse penalties and is considered a federal crime. Make sure to contact the experienced Date Rape Lawyers at the Law Offices of Kelly & Conte if you are being investigated for or have been charged with sex crimes related to date rape.

Sex Crimes Unauthorized school bus entry

Although not defined as part of Sex Crimes, Unauthorized school bus entry is generally linked into that category as a result of the fact that school buses are used to transport kids and other minors. child endangerment Since school buses carry minors, District Attorneys Offices frequently take alleged violations of this statute very seriously. In order to be found guilty of this crime, the government must prove the following criminal elements beyond a reasonable doubt. First, that the defendant entered a school bus without prior authorization of the driver or some other school official. Second, that the defendant entered the school bus with the intent to commit some crime on the bus or to try and interfere with the driver or the defendant after entering the bus refuses to leave the bus even after being ordered to do so by the school bus driver.

Sex Crimes Child Pornography

One of the most serious sex crimes that a criminal defendant can be charged with is the crime of Child Pornography. A Conviction to Child Pornography can have many disastrous effects on an individuals future. child endangerment First, it is a crime that potential employers do not like to see. Second, a conviction mandates that a defendant register as a sex offender and comply with the requirements of SORNA and Megan's Law. Finally, a conviction for the sex crime of child pornography frequently requires that the defendant be sentenced to state prison. Depending on the type of child pornography, this crime can be graded as either a felony of the third degree or the second degree. Pictures are punishable by a maximum of 7 years in state prison and a $15,000 fine. Videos are frequently punishable by up to 10 years in state prison. Make sure to contact an experienced Chester County Sex Crimes attorney if you have been charged with this serious crime.

Sex Crimes False reports of child abuse

Although not necessarily in the category of Sex Crimes, False reports of child abuse is strongly related to the topic of sex crimes since it deals with the allegation of accusing someone with a sex crime when you know the allegations or accusations are false. indecent assault This crime of False reports of child abuse can be found in section 4906.1 of Title 18 of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code. Specifically, in order to be found guilty of this crime, the government must prove the following criminal elements beyond a reasonable doubt: First, that the accused either intentionally or knowingly makes a report to some law enforcement agency and second, that the he knows that the report he makes is false. Make sure to contact an experienced Chester County Sex Crimes attorney if you have been charged with or are being investigated for committing this crime.

Sex Crimes False Reports of Child Abuse

When the government falsely charges a defendant with Sex Crimes they may charge the person who made the initial allegation with making False Reports of Child abuse if certain specific criminal elements are met. The crime of False reports of child abuse can be found in section 4906.1 of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code Title 18. Child endangerment That crime states that an accused can be found guilty of this crime which is graded as a misdemeanor of the second degree and therefore punishable by 2 years in prison and a $5,000 fine. In order to be convicted of this crime, the government must prove the following elements beyond a reasonable doubt: First that the accused either intentionally or knowingly made a false report of child abuse or second that the accused either intentionally or knowingly induces or convinces a child to make a false claim of child abuse.

Sex Crimes Luring a child into a motor vehicle

Sex Crimes such as Luring a child into a motor vehicle can be extraordinary serious and the repercussions for being convicted of such crimes can be disastrous. Luring a child into a car or building is a crime unless the circumstances indicate that the child needs help or aid, or the person luring the child has the permission of the child's parent or guardian. Read more about Rape There are a number of defenses to this crime if the person charged did lure the child without consent. Specifically, if the defendant is charged with luring a child, but believes that the child was 18 or over, then that would function as a defense to this crime so long as the child Is not under 13 years of age. Make sure to review all possible defenses that you may have for this crime with an experienced Chester County Sex Crimes attorney.

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