What are the Sex crimes in the state of Virginia?

Sex Crime in Virginia

Virginia court takes serious measures to ensure that sex crimes are properly dealt and reduced. According to the Virginia Law, a person who is convicted of any sexual offense is subjected to severe penalties and imprisonment by the court. Therefore even if a person is accused of being a part of a minor sexual offense, the accused individual is asked to register as a Sex offender. This can impact very negatively on the individual’s life. Being registered as a sex offender can impact both your personal as well as your professional life.

Understanding Sex crimes in Virginia

The majorly attempted Sexual violence cases often involve one or more of the following things:

  • Forcible anal intercourse

Engaging in anal intercourse, fellatio, anilingus, or cunnilingus with the victim, or forcing the victim, to participate in such acts with someone else, and:

  • The victim is younger than thirteen years old
  • The act is carried out without the consent of the victim through force, bullying, or threat to the victim
  • Through the use of the victims’ physical incapacity or mental helplessness
  • Forcible Rape

Rape can be defined as engaging in non-consenting sexual intercourse with the victim or causing the victim to engage in the sexual intercourse with someone else in an act which is:

  • Against the will of the victim
  • By force, bullying, or threat to the victim
  • Through the use of the victims’ physical incapacity or mental helplessness
  • With a child under the age of thirteen years
  • Sexual penetration of a minor under the age of thirteen

Even though the state of Virginia specifically penalizes voluptuous knowledge of a youngster between the ages of thirteen and fifteen years, the felonies of rape along with forcible sodomy to target statutory rape under numerous circumstances. Statutory Rape is typically used in order to refer to the sexual penetration, which is illegal, as it involves a young person and consent is irrelevant.

What are the consequences of getting charged for a sex crime in Virginia?

Majority of sex crimes in Virginia are categorized as a felony, which is punishable by, for any term not less than five years is:

Rape:

  • If the victim is under the age of thirteen years and the perpetrator was eighteen years or older at the time the offense was carried out:
    • The punishment includes an obligatory minimum life imprisonment.
  • If the victim is under the age of thirteen and the perpetrator is more than three years older
    • The punishment is twenty-five years of imprisonment
  • If the victim is under the age of thirteen and the perpetrator is more than three years older than the victim
    • The punishment is minimum imprisonment of twenty-five years

Forcible anal intercourse:

  • If the victim is under the age of thirteen years and the perpetrator was eighteen years or older at the time the offense was carried out:
    • The punishment includes an obligatory minimum life imprisonment.

Sexual penetration of a minor under the age of thirteen:

  • If the person harmed is under the age of thirteen years and the perpetrator was eighteen years or older at the time the offense was carried out

The punishment includes an obligatory minimum life imprisonment.

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