Sexual abuse- first degree - Alabama Sexual Assault Laws

Sexual abuse- first degree Crime & Punishment in Alabama :

The Alabama code § 13A-6-67 defines two degrees of the crime sexual abuse- first degree, each with associated punishments. The degree of the crime depends on the specifics of the crime committed, with higher degrees of the charge generally receiving harsher punishments.

Severity Sexual abuse- first degree - Charge Description Punishment
Class A misdemeanor
Can be statutory if someone 19 years old or older subjects another person to sexual contact who is less than 16 years old, but more than 12 years old. Up to one (1) year and a fine up to $6,000.00
Class C felony
if offender commits a subsequent sexual offense within one year No less than one year and one day and no more than 10 years.

Alabama law allows sexual abuse- first degree to be enforced as a statutory charge. This means that this charge can be applied to cases in which the victim is younger than the Alabama Age of Consent, even if the victim willingly engages in sexual relations with the defendant.

Sexual abuse- first degree defined in other states :

Sexual abuse- first degree is a charge in a total of six other state(s). The exact definition, charge type, and potential sentencing of this charge varying state to state. For further details please refer to the state page.

State Charge Type(s) Punishment(s)
District of Columbia Class A felony Any term of years up to life; fine of up to $250,00
Iowa Class A felony Life in prison
Kentucky Class C felony; Class D felony 5-10 years in prison; 1-5 years in prison
New York Class D felony A maximum of 7 years in jail
Oregon Class B felony Up to 10 years; $200,000 fine
West Virginia Felony 1-5 years in in a state correctional facility, and/or a maximum fine of $5,000

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