Sexual assault- second degree - Connecticut Sexual Assault Laws

Sexual assault- second degree Crime & Punishment in Connecticut :

The Connecticut code § 53a-71 defines two degrees of the crime sexual assault- second 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- second degree - Charge Description Punishment
Class B felony
If victim is under 16. 1 to 20 years in prison, up to a $15,000 fine
Class C felony
1 to 10 years in prison, maximum fine of $10,000

Connecticut law allows sexual assault- second 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- second degree defined in other states :

Sexual assault- second degree is a charge in a total of eight 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 B felony; Unclassified felony Not more than 10 years; presumptive term of 4 years for the 2nd felony and 6 years for the 3rd; Not more then 30 years
Arkansas Class B felony; Class D felony 5-20 years; up to $15,000 fine; Maximum of 6 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
Hawaii Class B felony Up to 10 years in jail
Nebraska Second degree and Class III felony; Third degree and Class I misdemeanor Between 20 and 1 years of imprisonment, or twenty-five thousand dollars fine, or both; 1 to 20 years; $25,000 fine
Rhode Island Felony
West Virginia Felony 10-25 years in in a state correctional facility, and/or a maximum fine of $10,000
Wisconsin Class C felony Maximum of 40 years in prison, and/or a maximum fine of $100,000
Wyoming Felony 2-20 years in prison

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