Taking indecent liberties with children - Virginia Sexual Assault Laws

Taking indecent liberties with children Crime & Punishment in Virginia :

The Virginia code § 18.2-370 defines two degrees of the crime taking indecent liberties with children, 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 Taking indecent liberties with children - Charge Description Punishment
Class 4 felony
If offender has previously been convicted under this section. 2-10 years in prison and a maximum fine of $100,000
Class 5 felony
1-10 years in prison and/or a maximum fine of $2,500

Virginia law allows taking indecent liberties with children 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.

Taking indecent liberties with children defined in other states :

Taking indecent liberties with children is a charge in a total of one 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)
North Carolina Class F felony 10 to 41 months in prison

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