Sexual abuse of child under 12 - Alabama Sexual Assault Laws
In Alabama, the criminal charge of Sexual abuse of child under 12 is classified as a Statutory Class B felony.
Sexual abuse of child under 12 Crime & Punishment in Alabama :
The Alabama code § 13A-6-69.1 defines one degrees of the crime sexual abuse of child under 12, 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 of child under 12 - Charge Description||Punishment|
Class B felony
|No less than two years and no more than 20 years.|
Alabama law allows sexual abuse of child under 12 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 of child under 12 is a charge that is unique to Alabama. Crimes that would be prosecuted as sexual abuse of child under 12 in Alabama will be prosecuted under a different statute depending on the state in which the crime takes place.