Statutory Rape- second degree - Missouri Sexual Assault Laws
In Missouri, the criminal charge of Statutory Rape- second degree is classified as a Statutory Class C Felony.
Statutory Rape- second degree Crime & Punishment in Missouri :
The Missouri code § 566.034 defines one degrees of the crime statutory rape- second degree, 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||Statutory Rape- second degree - Charge Description||Punishment|
Class C Felony
|Up to 7 years|
Missouri law allows statutory rape- second degree 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 Missouri Age of Consent, even if the victim willingly engages in sexual relations with the defendant.
Statutory Rape- second degree is a charge that is unique to Missouri. Crimes that would be prosecuted as statutory rape- second degree in Missouri will be prosecuted under a different statute depending on the state in which the crime takes place.