Sexual assault- third degree - Connecticut Sexual Assault Laws

Sexual assault- third degree Crime & Punishment in Connecticut :

The Connecticut code § 53a-72a defines two degrees of the crime sexual assault- third 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- third degree - Charge Description Punishment
Class C felony
If victim is under 16 1 to 10 years in prison, maximum fine of $10,000
Class D felony
1 to 5 years in prison, a maximum fine of $5,000

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

Sexual assault- third 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 C felony Not more than 5 years; presumptive term of 2 years for 2nd, felony, 3 years for 3rd
Arkansas Class C felony 3-10 years; up to $10,000 fine
Hawaii Class C felony Up to 5 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; Up to one year; $1,000 fine
Rhode Island Felony
West Virginia Felony 1-5 years in in a state correctional facility, and/or a maximum fine of $5,000
Wisconsin Class G felony Maximum of 10 years in prison, and/or a maximum fine of $25,000
Wyoming Felony Maximum of 15 years in prison

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