Sex crimes, or Sex offenses (ORC 2907) cover a wide range of offenses from voyeurism, prostitution, unlawful sex with a minor and rape to name a few. These charges vary from high misdemeanors to felonies in the 1st degree. More often than not, other charges accompany a sex crime charge and serious jail time. Besides jail time and fines, many sex crimes will make persons register as sex offenders for many years after serving their sentences. Seeing an attorney as soon as possible is of utmost importance and thus sitting in jail can cost you valuable time. Depending on the seriousness of the offense, you may have to wait for a judge to set your bail amount before posting bail.
The charge of Rape will be applied when an offender engages in sexual conduct with another if the individual’s judgement is impaired, the other person is less than thirteen (13) years of age, their mental condition, or by use of force or threat of force. Rape is a felony of the first degree with a prison sentence from 3 to 10 years and penalty of up to $20,000. If forcible rape occurs on a victim less than 13 years of age, the penalty is life in prison.
A charge of Sexual Battery refers to crimes that are sexual in nature but does not involve penetration. It is often referred to unwanted touching of intimate body parts without consent or through fraud. Sexual battery is a felony of the third degree with a prison sentence of one to five years and fines up to $10,000. If the crime involves a victim less than 13 years of age, it is a felony of the second degree with a mandatory prison sentence of two to five years and fines up to $15,000.
Unlawful sexual conduct with a minor is applied when a person who is 18 years or older engages sexual conduct with a person who is under the age of 16 but older than 13. This charge is a felony of the fourth degree and carries a prison sentence of 6 to 18 months and fines up to $5,000. If the person is under the age of 13 or a prior offense occurred, the sentencing and fines are more severe.
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