Rape - Massachusetts Sexual Assault Laws
In Massachusetts, the criminal charge of Rape is classified as a unspecified crime.
Rape Crime & Punishment in Massachusetts :
The Massachusetts code § 22 Rape defines one degrees of the crime rape, 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||Rape - Charge Description||Punishment|
Rape defined in other states :
Rape is a charge in a total of eleven 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.
|Arkansas||Class Y felony||Life or 10-40 years; possible fine and restitution|
|California||Felony||State prison sentence of 3, 6, or 8 years; Imprisonment in the state prison for 7, 9 or 11 years; Punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for 9, 11 or 13 years|
|Georgia||Felony||Death, life in prison with or without parole, or 10-20 years in prison|
|Idaho||Felony||1 year to life based on judicial discretion|
|Indiana||Class A Felony; Class B felony||30 year sentence; up to $10,000 fine; 10 year sentence; up to $10,000 fine|
|Kansas||Severity Level 1 “person felony”; Severity Level 2 “person felony”||155 months in prison; 117 months in prison|
|Ohio||Felony of the first degree||If victim compelled through force, threat, or controlled substance, not less than 5 years, if victim under 10, life in prison; subsequent offenses: life w/ or w/o parole; If victim compelled through force, threat, or controlled substance, not less than 5 years|
|Pennsylvania||Felony of the first degree||A maximum of 20 years in prison and up to $25,000 in fines|
|Tennessee||Class B felony||Maximum of 30 years in prison and a maximum fine $25,000|
|Utah||First degree felony||A maximum of life in prison and/or a maximum fine of $10,000|
|Virginia||Felony||5 years to life in prison|