Sexual assault- fourth degree - Connecticut Sexual Assault Laws

Sexual assault- fourth degree Crime & Punishment in Connecticut :

The Connecticut code § 53a-73a defines two degrees of the crime sexual assault- fourth 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 assault- fourth degree - Charge Description Punishment
Class A misdemeanor
Up to 1 year in prison, maximum fine of $2,000
Class D felony
if victim is under 16 1 to 5 years in prison, a maximum fine of $5,000

Connecticut law allows sexual assault- fourth 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 Connecticut Age of Consent, even if the victim willingly engages in sexual relations with the defendant.

Sexual assault- fourth degree defined in other states :

Sexual assault- fourth degree is a charge in a total of four 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)
Alaska Class A misdemeanor Not more than 1 year
Arkansas Class A misdemeanor; Class D felony Not more than 1 year; up to $1,000 fine; Maximum of 6 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
Hawaii Misdemeanor Up to 1 year in jail
Wisconsin Class A misdemeanor Maximum of 2 years, 9 months in prison, and/or a maximum fine of $10,000

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