PITTSBURGH STATUTORY SEXUAL ASSAULT AND RAPE DEFENSE ATTORNEY
Statutory rape is called Statutory Sexual Assault in Pennsylvania. If you are charged with Statutory Sexual Assault and other sex crimes, you are facing severe penalties, including prison time and SORNA registration requirements.
STATUTORY SEXUAL ASSAULT & RAPE CHARGES AND PENALTIES
Statutory sexual assault, commonly known as statutory rape, is found under Section 3122.1 of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code. Statutory sexual assault occurs when a person has sexual intercourse with a minor, who he/she is not married to, who is less than 16 years old. The grading of the offenses is as follows:
- 2nd-Degree Felony: Punishable by up to 10 years in prison when the defendant is 4 years older but less than 8 years older than the victim, or when 8 years older, but less than 11 years older than the victim.
- 1st-Degree Felony: Punishable by up to 20 years in prison when the defendant is 11 or more years older than the victim.
Sexual intercourse includes vaginal, anal and oral sex.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR STATUTORY SEXUAL ASSAULT
If you are charged with, or are under investigation for a statutory sexual assault crime, you should remain silent. If police contact you to discuss the matter, you should immediately inform them that you are remaining silent and want to speak with an attorney. Do not discuss the case with anyone but your attorney.
For a free initial consultation, contact the Zuckerman Law Firm at 412-447-5580 today.