Sexual Offenses

RAPE | SEXUAL ASSAULT | ATHENS GA CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER

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RAPE

A person commits the offense of rape when he has carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will; or a female who is less than ten years of age. Carnal knowledge in rape occurs when there is any penetration of the female sex organ by the male sex organ. The fact that the person allegedly raped is the wife of the defendant shall not be a defense to a charge of rape. A person convicted of the offense of rape shall be punished by death, by imprisonment for life without parole, by imprisonment for life, or by a split sentence that is a term of imprisonment for not less than 25 years and not exceeding life imprisonment, followed by probation for life.

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STATURTORY RAPE

A person commits the offense of statutory rape when he or she engages in sexual intercourse with any person under the age of 16 years and not his or her spouse, provided that no conviction shall be had for this offense on the unsupported testimony of the victim. A person convicted of the offense of statutory rape shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than 20 years; provided, however, that if the person so convicted is 21 years of age or older, such person shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than ten nor more than 20 years. If the victim is at least 14 but less than 16 years of age and the person convicted of statutory rape is 18 years of age or younger and is no more than four years older than the victim, such person shall be guilty of a misdemeanor; this exception is known as the Romeo and Juliet law.

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CHILD MOLESTATION

A person commits the offense of child molestation when such person Does any immoral or indecent act to or in the presence of or with any child under the age of 16 years with the intent to arouse or satisfy the sexual desires of either the child or the person; or By means of an electronic device, transmits images of a person engaging in, inducing, or otherwise participating in any immoral or indecent act to a child under the age of 16 years with the intent to arouse or satisfy the sexual desires of either the child or the person. A person convicted of a first offense of child molestation shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than five nor more than 20 years. If the victim is at least 14 but less than 16 years of age and the person convicted of child molestation is 18 years of age or younger and is no more than four years older than the victim, such person shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

A person convicted of the offense of aggravated child molestation when the victim is at least 13 but less than 16 years of age; the person convicted of aggravated child molestation is 18 years of age or younger and is no more than four years older than the victim; and the basis of the charge of aggravated child molestation involves an act of sodomy shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

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SEXUAL BATTERY

A person commits the offense of sexual battery when he or she intentionally makes physical contact with the intimate parts of the body of another person without the consent of that person. A person convicted of the offense of sexual battery shall be punished as for a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature. A person convicted of the offense of sexual battery against any child under the age of 16 years shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than five years.

A person commits the offense of aggravated sexual battery when he or she intentionally penetrates with a foreign object the sexual organ or anus of another person without the consent of that person. A person convicted of the offense of aggravated sexual battery shall be punished by imprisonment for life or by a split sentence that is a term of imprisonment for not less than 25 years and not exceeding life imprisonment, followed by probation for life.

If you have been charged with sexual battery in Georgia, you need aggressive representation. Call our Athens Georgia criminal defense lawyer (criminal lawyer) today to schedule your free consultation. Our criminal defense lawyer will explain your options for defense.

If you have been charged with sexual assault, here are some helpful links:

http://criminal.findlaw.com/criminal-charges/sexual-assault-penalties-and-sentencing.html

http://criminal.findlaw.com/criminal-charges/sexual-assault-defenses.html

 

If you have been the victim of sexual assault, please review this information:

https://www.rainn.org/effects-sexual-violence

https://www.rainn.org/