Sexual assault- second degree - Rhode Island Sexual Assault Laws

In Rhode Island, the criminal charge of Sexual assault- second degree is classified as a Felony.

Sexual assault- second degree Crime & Punishment in Rhode Island :

The Rhode Island code § 11-37-4 defines one degrees of the crime sexual assault- 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 Sexual assault- second degree - Charge Description Punishment
  • Offender engages in sexual contact with victim, and offender engages in medical treatment or examination of victim for the purpose of sexual arousal or gratification.
  • Offender engages in sexual contact with victim, and offender uses force or coercion.
  • Offender engages in sexual contact with victim, and offender knows or has reason to know that victim is mentally incapacitated, mentally disabled, or physically helpless.

Sexual assault- second degree defined in other states :

Sexual assault- second degree is a charge in a total of eight 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)
Alaska Class B felony; Unclassified felony Not more than 10 years; presumptive term of 4 years for the 2nd felony and 6 years for the 3rd; Not more then 30 years
Arkansas Class B felony; Class D felony 5-20 years; up to $15,000 fine; Maximum of 6 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
Connecticut Class B felony; Class C felony 1 to 20 years in prison, up to a $15,000 fine; 1 to 10 years in prison, maximum fine of $10,000
Hawaii Class B felony Up to 10 years in jail
Nebraska Second degree and Class III felony; Third degree and Class I misdemeanor Between 20 and 1 years of imprisonment, or twenty-five thousand dollars fine, or both; 1 to 20 years; $25,000 fine
West Virginia Felony 10-25 years in in a state correctional facility, and/or a maximum fine of $10,000
Wisconsin Class C felony Maximum of 40 years in prison, and/or a maximum fine of $100,000
Wyoming Felony 2-20 years in prison

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