Sugar Land TX Sexual Assault Of A Child Lawyer

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Sugar Land TX Sexual Assault of a Child Defense Attorney

Sexual assault of a child is defined by Texas Penal Code Sec. 22.011 and involves any sexual activity with a person under the age of 17. The statute is gender-neutral and includes vaginal intercourse and other sex acts. Consent is irrelevant when a child is involved because a child is legally incapable of consenting to sex.

A person can be convicted of sexual assault of a child in Texas if he, or she, intentionally or knowingly:

  • Causes the penetration of the anus or sexual organ of a child by any means
  • Causes the penetration of the mouth of a child by the sexual organ of the actor
  • Causes the sexual organ of a child to contact or penetrate the mouth, anus, or sexual organ of another person, including the actor
  • Causes the anus of a child to contact with the mouth, anus, or sexual organ of another person, including the actor
  • Causes the mouth of a child to contact with the anus or sexual organ of another person, including the actor

PENALTIES

Sexual assault of an adult or child is a second-degree felony. Penalties range between two and 20 years in prison if convicted, with maximum fines of $10,000. You will also need to register as a sex offender for life.

OTHER CONSEQUENCES In addition to the prison terms and fines one can face when convicted, you may be required to register as a sex offender. This means you will be tracked for the rest of your life.

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The prosecutor needs to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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