Wisconsin statutory rape charge defense attorneys and child sexual assault defense lawyer in Milwaukee
Sex crimes involving children in Wisconsin are high priority offenses that subject you to severe consequences. Here are some examples of sexual abuse of a child allegations that our Wisconsin statutory rape charge defense attorneys in Milwaukee have defended. For example, it is a crime to have sexual intercourse with anyone under age 18. In Wisconsin, this is often called statutory rape. It is also a child sex crime in Wisconsin to expose genitals to anyone under age 18. Likewise, it is also a crime to cause anyone under age 18 to expose their genitals. Similarly, it is a severe crime to have any sexual contact with a child under age 16.
Specifically, in Wisconsin, including Milwaukee, if you face prosecution for a child sexual assault or any other allegation of a sex crime against a child, you need aggressive representation. Therefore, we offer experienced Wisconsin sexual abuse of a child criminal defense lawyers in Milwaukee. In summary, our lawyers have experience defending sex crimes against children, including child sexual abuse offenses and statutory rape.
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Wisconsin Sexual Assault of a Child Charges
In brief, Wisconsin law defines child sexual assault crimes and penalties, noted in part below, as follows:
First degree sexual assault of a child
1. Whoever has sexual contact or sexual intercourse with a person who has not attained the age of 13 years and cause great bodily harm to the person is a Class A Felony for which sex offender registration is required.Wisconsin Statute 948.02 (1)
2. Whoever has sexual intercourse with a person who has not attained the age of 12 years is a Class B Felony for which sex offender registration is required.
3. Whoever has sexual intercourse with a person who has not attained the age of 16 years by use or threat of force or violence is a Class B felony for which sex offender registration is required.
4. Whoever has sexual contact with a person who has not attained the age of 13 years is a Class B felony for which sex offender registration is required.
5. Whoever has sexual contact with a person who has not attained the age of 16 years by use or threat of force or violence if the actor is at least 18 years of age when the sexual contact occurs is a Class B Felony for which sex offender registration is required.
2nd degree sexual assault:
Sexual contact or sexual intercourse with a person who has not attained the age of 16 years is a Class C felony for which sex offender registration is required.Wisconsin Statute 948.02 (2)
Other Wisconsin Child Sex Offenses
Repeated acts of sexual assault of a child
Whoever commits 3 or more violations of first or second degree sexual assault of a child within a specified period of time involving the same child. Penalties are between Class A to Class C felonies, depending on the type of sexual assault and the age of the victim. Sex offender registration is required if convicted.Wisconsin Statute 948.025
Incest with a child
Whoever marries or has sexual intercourse or sexual contact with a child he or she knows is related, either by blood or adoption, and the child is related in a degree of kinship closer than 2nd cousin; or whoever has sexual contact or sexual intercourse with a child if the actor is the child’s stepparent. This is a class C felony for which sex offender registration is required.Wisconsin Statute 948.06.
Whoever causes or attempts to cause any child who has not attained the age of 18 years to go into any vehicle, building, room or secluded place, with intent to commit any of the following acts:
– having sexual contact or sexual intercourse with the child.
– causing the child to engage in prostitution.
– exposing a sex organ to the child or causing the child to expose a sex organ.
– recording the child engaging in sexually explicit conduct.
– causing bodily or mental harm to the child.
– giving or selling to the child a controlled substance or controlled substance analog in violation of ch. 961.
Child enticement is a class D felony for which sex offender registration is required.Wisconsin Statute 948.07.
Sexual Intercourse with a Child Age 16 or Older
Sexual intercourse with a child who is not the defendant’s spouse and who has attained the age of 16 years is a Class A misdemeanor.Wisconsin Statute 948.09
Exposing genitals or pubic area
Whoever, for purposes of sexual arousal or sexual gratification, causes a child to expose genitals or pubic area or exposes genitals or pubic area to a child. The penalty for this offense is a Class I felony; however this offense is a Class A Misdemeanor if
– Tte actor is a child when the violation occurs, or
– at the time of the violation, the actor had not attained the age of 19 years and was not more than 4 years older than the child.Wisconsin Statute 948.10
Definitions related to Wisconsin sexual abuse of a child and statutory rape charges
What is sexual contact?
Sexual contact means any of the following types of intentional touching, whether direct or through clothing, if that intentional touching is either for the purpose of sexually degrading; or for the purpose of sexually humiliating the complainant or sexually arousing or gratifying the defendant or if the touching contains the elements of actual or attempted battery under Wisconsin Statutes 940.19 (1):
– Intentional touching by the defendant or, upon the defendant’s instruction, by another person, by the use of any body part or object, of the complainant’s intimate parts.
– Intentional touching by the complainant, by the use of any body part or object, of the defendant’s intimate parts or, if done upon the defendant’s instructions, the intimate parts of another person.Wisconsin Statute 940.225 (5b)
What is Sexual Intercourse?
Sexual intercourse means: any intrusion, however slight, by any part of a person’s body or of any object, into the genital or anal opening of another by the defendant or upon the defendant’s instruction. Emission of semen is not required. Sexual intercourse includes cunnilingus (oral contact with the clitoris or vulva) and fellatio (oral contact with the penis).Wisconsin Statute 948.01(6)
What is great bodily harm?
Great bodily harm means bodily injury which creates a substantial risk of death, or which causes serious permanent disfigurement, or which causes a permanent or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any any bodily member or organ or other serious bodily injury.Wisconsin Statute 939.22(14)
What we do:
Specifically, it is our mission to provide the best Wisconsin statutory rape charge defense attorneys in Milwaukee. We defend against Wisconsin sexual abuse of a child charges. In particular, we guard you, your rights, your reputation, your job, your future, and your freedom! Accordingly, we can help if you face arrest or charges for a child sexual assault in Milwaukee or anywhere in Wisconsin. Please call us right away. Similarly, if you are under investigation for any crime, tell the police that you want to speak with a lawyer immediately. In summary, early intervention by an experienced Milwaukee criminal defense attorney can make all the difference. Indeed, your lawyer can get you a better outcome of a criminal case in Wisconsin.
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