Child sexual abuse- first degree - District Of Columbia Sexual Assault Laws
In District Of Columbia, the criminal charge of Child sexual abuse- first degree is classified as a Statutory Class A felony.
Child sexual abuse- first degree Crime & Punishment in District Of Columbia :
The District Of Columbia code § 22-3008 defines one degrees of the crime child 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||Child sexual abuse- first degree - Charge Description||Punishment|
Class A felony
|If the child is under 16, the offender must be at least four years older than child||Any term of years or life|
District Of Columbia law allows child 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 District Of Columbia Age of Consent, even if the victim willingly engages in sexual relations with the defendant.
Child sexual abuse- first degree is a charge that is unique to District Of Columbia. Crimes that would be prosecuted as child sexual abuse- first degree in District Of Columbia will be prosecuted under a different statute depending on the state in which the crime takes place.