Sexual Misconduct - Maine Sexual Assault Laws

In Maine, the criminal charge of Sexual Misconduct is classified as a Statutory Class D Crime.

Sexual Misconduct Crime & Punishment in Maine :

The Maine code § 258 defines one degrees of the crime sexual misconduct, 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 Misconduct - Charge Description Punishment
Class D Crime
If victim is a child under 14. Up to 1 year

Maine law allows sexual misconduct 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 Maine Age of Consent, even if the victim willingly engages in sexual relations with the defendant.

Sexual Misconduct defined in other states :

Sexual Misconduct is a charge in a total of three other state(s). The exact definition, charge type, and potential sentencing of this charge varying state to state. For further details please refer to the state page.

State Charge Type(s) Punishment(s)
Alabama Class A misdemeanor Up to one (1) year and a fine up to $6,000.00
Kentucky Class A misdemeanor Up to 12 months in prison and/or fine up to $500
Oregon Class C misdemeanor A maximum prison sentence of 30 days and/or a maximum fine of $1250

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