STATUTORY RAPE

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Statutory rape is a Felony Sex Offense. In many cases, it is illegal for an adult to have sex, even consensual sex, with a minor. Whether or not consensual sex between an adult and a minor is illegal, depends on both the age of the adult and the minor.

Mitigated statutory rape is the unlawful sexual penetration of a victim by the defendant, or of the defendant by the victim, when the victim is at least fifteen (15) but less than eighteen (18) years of age and the defendant is at least four (4) but not more than five (5) years older than the victim.

Statutory Rape is the unlawful sexual penetration of a victim by the defendant or of the defendant by the victim when:

  • The victim is at least thirteen (13) but less than fifteen (15) years of age and the defendant is at least four (4) but less than ten (10) years older than the victim; or
  • The victim is at least fifteen (15) but less than eighteen (18) years of age and the defendant is more than five (5) but less than ten (10)years older than the victim.

Aggravated statutory rape is the unlawful sexual penetration of a victim by the defendant, or of the defendant by the victim when the victim is at least thirteen (13) but less than eighteen (18) years of age and the defendant is at least ten (10) years older than the victim.

Statutory rape by an authority figure is the unlawful sexual penetration of a victim by the defendant, or of the defendant by the victim when:

  • The victim is at least thirteen (13) but less than eighteen (18) years of age;
2. The defendant is at least four (4) years older than the victim; and
3. The defendant was, at the time of the offense, in a position of trust, or had supervisory or disciplinary power over the victim by virtue of the defendant’s legal, professional, or occupational status and used the position of trust or power to accomplish the sexual penetration, or
4. The defendant had, at the time of the offense, parental or
  • The defendant is at least four (4) years older than the victim; and
  • The defendant was, at the time of the offense, in a position of trust, or had supervisory or disciplinary power over the victim by virtue of the defendant’s legal, professional, or occupational status and used the position of trust or power to accomplish the sexual penetration, or
4. The defendant had, at the time of the offense, parental or
  • The defendant had, at the time of the offense, parental or custodial authority over the victim by virtue of the defendant’s legal, professional, or occupational status and used the position to accomplish the sexual penetration.

If convicted, you could also have to register with the Sex Offender Registry. Call James R. Owen and his team to defend you. They may negotiate a lesser charge or a reduction in penalties.

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