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Sexual Assault of a Child

Arrested for Sexual Assault of a Child in Texas?

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Since children under the age of 17 cannot legally consent to sexual intercourse in Texas, any sexual activity involving a minor can lead to a criminal charge and serious penalties. If you were recently arrested or accused of sexual assault of a child, a conviction can result in a lengthy prison sentence, expensive fines, and registration as a sexual offender for the rest of your life, which can permanently ruin your personal and professional reputation.

At the Law Offices of Scott Edgett, Attorney Edgett is committed to protecting your rights, reputation, and future. With over a decade of legal experience, he can thoroughly review your case and determine all of your legal options to either get your charges reduced or your entire case dismissed.

Sexual Assault of a Child Definition & Penalties

You may be convicted of sexual assault of a child, also known as “statutory rape,” if you caused the penetration of the sex organ or anus of a child by any means, penetrated the mouth of a child with your sexual organ, or caused the child’s genitals, anus, or mouth to touch or penetrate the sexual organ, anus, or mouth of any person. It is considered a second-degree felony, punishable by a maximum prison sentence of 20 years, a fine of up to $10,000, and the requirement to register as a sex offender for life after release from prison.

However, this charge may be elevated to that of aggravated sexual assault if any of the following occur during the commission of the sexual assault crime:

  • The offender has caused serious bodily harm or attempted to cause the death of the victim
  • The offender placed the victim in fear of death or serious bodily injury
  • The offender kidnaps the victim for his or herself, or to another person
  • The offender used or exhibited a deadly weapon during the crime
  • The offender acted with another person in committing the crime
  • The offender used a “date rape drug”
  • The victim is younger than 14 years old

Aggravated sexual is a first-degree felony, which is punishable by a maximum prison sentence of 99 years with a minimum sentence of 25 years.

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Getting convicted of any type of sex crime involving a child will change your life forever. Once you finish your time in prison and pay your fine, you must still face the humiliation of registering as a sexual offender and experienced difficulties finding employment or a place to live. Do not risk going up against these charges without experienced and skilled legal representation.

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