Molestation of a juvenile - Louisiana Sexual Assault Laws
In Louisiana, the criminal charge of Molestation of a juvenile is classified as a Statutory Felony.
Molestation of a juvenile Crime & Punishment in Louisiana :
The Louisiana code § 14:81.2 defines one degrees of the crime molestation 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.
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Louisiana law allows molestation 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.
Molestation of a juvenile is a charge that is unique to Louisiana. Crimes that would be prosecuted as molestation of a juvenile in Louisiana will be prosecuted under a different statute depending on the state in which the crime takes place.