Sex Crimes Attorney Carlos Brown. In the United States, men, women, and children are protected by law against various sex crimes. These include indecent exposure, sexual assault, sexual assault against a minor, child molestation, and rape. Punishment for such crimes runs from a fine and jail time to a felony charge and a long prison sentence.
Indecent exposure – It is against the law to display one’s genitals in public. The charge, which is usually seen as the intent to offend or insult someone else, concerns the genitals only and does not include bearing a woman’s breast in public. A conviction can also result in a fine and time in jail and in some states requires the offender to register for a lifetime as a sex offender.
Sexual assault – The scope of these assaults varies throughout the states and ranges from unwanted touching of another person to attempted rape. Sexual assault laws in most states also cover sexual assault involving a married couple. Marriage is not a defense against such a charge. This type of assault often involves alcohol or date rape drugs; but also covers assault between two men, two women, or two children.
Sexual assault against a minor – Thousands of children are also victims of sexual assault every year. The charge involves touching a child’s sexual organs or forcing the child to touch an adult’s sex organs. It also includes masturbating in front of a child or using a child to film pornography.
Child molestation – This crime refers to any indecent or sexual act between an adult and a child under the age of 14. It is also known as pedophilia.
Rape – In all states, sexual intercourse, with or without force; that involves penetration of the vagina, anus, or mouth by a sex organ or foreign object without the consent of the victim is a crime. Conviction on a charge of rape is a felony and usually results in a long prison term.
If you have been involved in any way in a sex crime, you need and want the best in legal representation. So, contact Carlos Brown Law, PLLC, and let our experience work for you.