Sex Crimes With A Juvenile Victim
In Indiana, sex crimes with a juvenile victim are punished harshly. Most convictions result in a prison sentence, fine, and sex offender registration.
Different Types Of Sex Crimes
Within the state of Indiana, there are a variety of felonious sex crimes that specifically involve juvenile victims. The most common types of felonious sex crimes, involving juvenile victims, are as follows:
- Child molesting
- Child exploitation; possession of child pornography
- Sexual conduct in the presence of a minor
- Child solicitation; soliciting sexual activity from a juvenile victim
- Child seduction
- Sexual misconduct with a minor
- Unlawful employment near children; when a sexual offender knowingly works with/near children
Outside of those sex crimes specific to juveniles, common sex crimes that can, but do not specifically, involve juvenile victims, include:
- Sexual battery
Each one of these sex crimes is a felony.
Penalties Of Being Charged With A Sex Crime With A Juvenile Victim
Conviction of a sex crime with a juvenile victim can lead to incarceration, fines, and sex offender registration. The amount of time spent incarcerated depends on the circumstances of the crime that was committed.
Regardless of the level of felony conviction, the maximum fine an offender can be charged is $10,000.
The sex crime felony ranges are as follows:
- Child molesting – up to a Level 1 felony; 20 to 40 years in prison
- Child exploitation – up to a Level 5 felony; 1 to 6 years in prison
- Sexual conduct in the presence of a minor – up to a Level 3 felony; 3 to 16 years in prison
- Child solicitation – up to a Level 4 felony; 2 to 12 years in prison
- Child seduction – up to a Level 2 felony; 10 to 30 years in prison
- Sexual misconduct with a minor – up to a Level 1 felony; 20 to 40 years in prison
- Unlawful employment near children – up to a Level 5 felony; 1 to 6 years in prison
The actual level charged would be determined by what aggravating factors are present.
For sex crimes that do not, specifically, involve juvenile victims, the felony levels are as follows:
- Rape – up to a Level 1 felony; 20 to 40 years in prison
- Sexual battery -up to a Level 4 felony; 2 to 12 years in prison
Speak With An Indianapolis Sex Crime Lawyer
The sentences for sex crimes involving juvenile victims in Indianapolis are quite harsh. Being charged with such a crime can, and will, hurt your future.
Speak with a skilled Indianapolis sex crime lawyer today. We will assist you in developing an effective defense and achieving the best possible legal outcome.