Child sexual abuse- second degree - District Of Columbia Sexual Assault Laws
In District Of Columbia, the criminal charge of Child sexual abuse- second degree is classified as a Statutory Felony.
Child sexual abuse- second degree Crime & Punishment in District Of Columbia :
The District Of Columbia code § 22-3009 defines one degrees of the crime child sexual abuse- 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||Child sexual abuse- second degree - Charge Description||Punishment|
|Child is under 16, offender must be at least four years older than child||Up to 10 years in prison; fine of up to $100,000|
District Of Columbia law allows child sexual abuse- 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 District Of Columbia Age of Consent, even if the victim willingly engages in sexual relations with the defendant.
Child sexual abuse- second degree is a charge that is unique to District Of Columbia. Crimes that would be prosecuted as child sexual abuse- second degree in District Of Columbia will be prosecuted under a different statute depending on the state in which the crime takes place.