Institutional sexual assault - Pennsylvania Sexual Assault Laws

In Pennsylvania, the criminal charge of Institutional sexual assault is classified as a Felony of the third degree.

Institutional sexual assault Crime & Punishment in Pennsylvania :

The Pennsylvania code § 3124.2 defines one degrees of the crime institutional 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 Institutional sexual assault - Charge Description Punishment
Felony of the third degree
A person who is an employee or agent of the Department of Corrections or a county correctional authority, youth development center, youth forestry camp, State or county juvenile detention facility, other licensed residential facility serving children and youth, or mental health or mental retardation facility or institution commits institutional sexual assault when that person engages in sexual intercourse, deviate sexual intercourse or indecent contact with an inmate, detainee, patient or resident. A maximum of 7 years in prison and up to $15,000 in fines

Institutional sexual assault is a charge that is unique to Pennsylvania. Crimes that would be prosecuted as institutional sexual assault in Pennsylvania will be prosecuted under a different statute depending on the state in which the crime takes place.

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