Rape- first degree - South Dakota Sexual Assault Laws

In South Dakota, the criminal charge of Rape- first degree is classified as a Statutory Class C felony.

Rape- first degree Crime & Punishment in South Dakota :

The South Dakota code § 22-22-1 defines one degrees of the crime rape- first 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 Rape- first degree - Charge Description Punishment
Class C felony
If sexual penetration occurs with a victim under 13. Life imprisonment and up to $50,000 in fines

South Dakota law allows rape- first 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 South Dakota Age of Consent, even if the victim willingly engages in sexual relations with the defendant.

Rape- first degree defined in other states :

Rape- first degree is a charge in a total of nine 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)
Alabama Class A felony No less than 10 years and no more than life or 99 years
Delaware Class A felony 15 years to life in prison
Kentucky Class A felony; Class B felony 20-50 years in prison; 10-20 years in prison
Maryland Felony Sentence not to exceed life without parole; Sentence not to exceed life
New York Class B felony 5-25 years in jail
North Carolina Class B1 felony Minimum sentence of imprisonment is 25 years (defendant is give life w/o parole if victim under 12 or if defendant has prior B1 conviction )
Oklahoma Felony Punishable by death or imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for a minimum of 5 years.
Oregon Class A felony Up to 20 years; $300,000 fine
Washington Class A felony Maximum of life in prison, and/or a fine of $50,000

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