Maine Sexual Assault Laws

Maine has defined four crimes that are used to prosecute sexual assault and related crimes within the state. Statutory laws can be used to prosecute offences that are related to the victim being below the Maine Age of Consent, while non-statutory rape laws are often used to prosecute offences in which force or coercion was used by the assailant.

Choose any law for further information on the legal definition, charge severities (felony, misdemeanor, etc) and punishments associated with the criminal charge.

Gross Sexual Assault
Maine state law § 253, Class A, B or C (See 17-A M.R.S. § 253)
Sexual Abuse of minors STATUTORY
Maine state law § 254, Class B; Class C; Class D
Sexual Misconduct STATUTORY
Maine state law § 258, Class D Crime
Unlawful sexual contact STATUTORY
Maine state law § 255-A, Class B Crime; Class C Crime; Class D Crime; Class E crime

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