Aggravated human trafficking - Vermont Sexual Assault Laws

In Vermont, the criminal charge of Aggravated human trafficking is classified as a Statutory Felony.

Aggravated human trafficking Crime & Punishment in Vermont :

The Vermont code § 2653 defines one degrees of the crime aggravated human trafficking, 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 Aggravated human trafficking - Charge Description Punishment
Applies if victim is under the age of 18; offender has previously been convicted of human trafficking; the victim suffers serious bodily injury or death; the human trafficking constitutes a sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault or aggravated sexual assault of a child. A maximum of life in prison and/or a maximum fine of $100,000

Vermont law allows aggravated human trafficking 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 Vermont Age of Consent, even if the victim willingly engages in sexual relations with the defendant.

Aggravated human trafficking is a charge that is unique to Vermont. Crimes that would be prosecuted as aggravated human trafficking in Vermont will be prosecuted under a different statute depending on the state in which the crime takes place.

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