Sexual abuse of a child under 16 - Idaho Sexual Assault Laws
In Idaho, the criminal charge of Sexual abuse of a child under 16 is classified as a Statutory Felony.
Sexual abuse of a child under 16 Crime & Punishment in Idaho :
The Idaho code § 18-1506 defines one degrees of the crime sexual abuse of a child under 16, 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 abuse of a child under 16 - Charge Description||Punishment|
|When offender is over age 18.||Up to 25 years in prison|
Idaho law allows sexual abuse of a child under 16 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 Idaho Age of Consent, even if the victim willingly engages in sexual relations with the defendant.
Sexual abuse of a child under 16 is a charge that is unique to Idaho. Crimes that would be prosecuted as sexual abuse of a child under 16 in Idaho will be prosecuted under a different statute depending on the state in which the crime takes place.