Felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile - Louisiana Sexual Assault Laws
In Louisiana, the criminal charge of Felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile is classified as a Statutory Felony.
Felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile Crime & Punishment in Louisiana :
The Louisiana code § 14:80 defines one degrees of the crime felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile, 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||Felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile - Charge Description||Punishment|
|Punishable by fine not more than $5000 and/or by imprisonment, with or without hard labor, for not more than 10 years|
Louisiana law allows felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile 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 Louisiana Age of Consent, even if the victim willingly engages in sexual relations with the defendant.
Felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile is a charge that is unique to Louisiana. Crimes that would be prosecuted as felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile in Louisiana will be prosecuted under a different statute depending on the state in which the crime takes place.