Carnal knowledge of certain minors - Virginia Sexual Assault Laws
In Virginia, the criminal charge of Carnal knowledge of certain minors is classified as a Statutory Class 6 felony.
Carnal knowledge of certain minors Crime & Punishment in Virginia :
The Virginia code § 18.2-64.1 defines one degrees of the crime carnal knowledge of certain minors, 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||Carnal knowledge of certain minors - Charge Description||Punishment|
Class 6 felony
|Applies to minors at least 15 who have been confined or detained in jail, detained in any facility mentioned in Va. Code § 16.1-249, or committed to the custody of the State Department of Juvenile Justice.||A maximum of 5 years in prison, and/or a maximum fine of $2,500|
Virginia law allows carnal knowledge of certain minors 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 Virginia Age of Consent, even if the victim willingly engages in sexual relations with the defendant.
Carnal knowledge of certain minors is a charge that is unique to Virginia. Crimes that would be prosecuted as carnal knowledge of certain minors in Virginia will be prosecuted under a different statute depending on the state in which the crime takes place.