Gross Sexual Assault - Maine Sexual Assault Laws

In Maine, the criminal charge of Gross Sexual Assault is classified as a Class A, B or C (See 17-A M.R.S. § 253).

Gross Sexual Assault Crime & Punishment in Maine :

The Maine code § 253 defines one degrees of the crime gross sexual assault, 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 Gross Sexual Assault - Charge Description Punishment
Class A, B or C (See 17-A M.R.S. § 253)
Up to 40 years

Gross Sexual Assault is a charge that is unique to Maine. Crimes that would be prosecuted as gross sexual assault in Maine will be prosecuted under a different statute depending on the state in which the crime takes place.

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