Rape - Pennsylvania Sexual Assault Laws
In Pennsylvania, the criminal charge of Rape is classified as a Felony of the first degree.
Rape Crime & Punishment in Pennsylvania :
The Pennsylvania code § 3121 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|
Felony of the first degree
||A maximum of 20 years in prison and up to $25,000 in fines|
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|
|Massachusetts||10 year minimum sentence (second offense is 15 years-life); State prison sentence no to exceed 20 years (second offense punishable with life or any term of years; State prison sentence of life or any term of year|
|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|
|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|