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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.

Sex Crimes Rape

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

Sex Crimes Prostitution

Sex Crimes such as Prostitution are crimes that we occasionally read about in the paper or see on the news whenever there is a law enforcement sting. Prostitution, unlike almost other crimes, criminalizes the actions of both the prostitute and the individual paying to see the prostitute. Child Porn The Sex Crime of Prostitution can be found in Title 18 of the Pennsylvania crimes code under section 5902. That statute essentially states that a person is guilty of this crime if he or she: works at a establishment that is in existence to offer sexual favors in return for money (such as certain massage parlors) or has sex with individuals as part of a business or is hired to engage in sex with others. Prostitution is graded almost always as a Misdemeanor of the third degree and therefore punishable by a maximum of one year in prison. However, if the accused has been convicted of this crime two times before, then the crime is graded as a Misdemeanor of the second or if it is a fourth lifetime offense then it is a Misdemeanor of the first degree and therefore punishable by a maximum of five years in prison.

Sex Crimes Indecent exposure.

Sex Crimes such as Indecent Exposure can be very serious crimes. Under Pennsylvania Law, Sex Crimes generally deal with crimes having to do with the unlawful touching of a victim's privates or with the inappropriate exposure of a defendant's private parts in public places. Specifically, the crime of Indecent exposure occurs when a criminal defendant exposures or reveals his or her genitals in any public place such as a park or a traffic intersection. sex crimes investigations An accused can also be found guilty of this crime of Indecent Exposure if he exposes his genitals in any place where there are other people present and the defendant either knows or should know that his exposing his genitals is likely to offend or alarm these other people. These legal elements that the government must prove beyond a reasonable doubt for Indecent exposure can be found in Title 18 section 3127 of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code.

Sex Crimes Statutory Sexual Assault

Statutory Sexual Assault is a very serious Sex Crimes charge. It is graded generally as a Felony of the second degree therefore punishable by a maximum of ten years in prison and a $15,000 fine. Now Statutory Sexual Assault may also be graded as a felony of the first degree if the defendant engages in sexual intercourse with a person is under the age of 16 and there is more than 11 years difference in their age. Child Pornography A Felony of the first degree is punishable by 20 years in state prison and a $20,000 fine. Statutory Sexual Assault used to be called Statutory Rape in the Pennsylvania Crimes Code, however that was later changed. Additionally, a conviction for this crime does not necessarily trigger a SORNA or Megan's Law requirement. An individual convicted for this crime only must comply with Megan's Law if there was more than an 8 year difference in age between the defendant and the alleged victim.

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