Sexual assault of a child- first degree - Wisconsin Sexual Assault Laws
Sexual assault of a child- first degree Crime & Punishment in Wisconsin :
The Wisconsin code § 948.02 defines two degrees of the crime sexual assault of a child- 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||Sexual assault of a child- first degree - Charge Description||Punishment|
Class A felony
|If victim is under 13, and the sexual contact or sexual intercourse resulted in great bodily harm to victim.||Life in prison|
Class B felony
||Maximum of 66 years in prison|
Wisconsin law allows sexual assault of a child- 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 Wisconsin Age of Consent, even if the victim willingly engages in sexual relations with the defendant.
Sexual assault of a child- first degree is a charge that is unique to Wisconsin. Crimes that would be prosecuted as sexual assault of a child- first degree in Wisconsin will be prosecuted under a different statute depending on the state in which the crime takes place.