Different Types of Sexual Crimes Defined

Kurtz Blum, PLLC | Raleigh Criminal Lawyers

Being accused of committing a sexual offense is a very serious matter. With the severity of consequences and punishments awaiting the convicted, it is imperative that you get in touch with a sex crimes lawyer as soon as possible to represent you in court and try to help you through this legal trouble.

Indecent Exposure

This constitutes the exposure of one’s genitals in public to another person. Because it offends the sensibilities of the public at large, it is considered lewd and an act of sexual aggression..

Prostitution and Solicitation

Though related, these are two separate offenses since prostitution is the act of engaging in a sexual act for payment, while solicitation is the act of illegally enticing someone to commit this act.

Rape

Rape is when someone is forced to engage in a sexual act without their consent. There are various kinds of rape, including marital rape, statutory rape and date rape, which involves the element of deception and drugging the victim which is the type of offense for which Bill Cosby has recently been charged.

Sexual Battery

This constitutes the inappropriate touching of the victim without their consent, and the act is done for the purpose of sexual arousal, sexual gratification or sexual abuse. Although Sexual Batter is a class A1 misdemeanor in North Carolina, someone convicted of this offense is required to register as a sex offender. This is the only misdemeanor for which someone could be subjected to the harsh penalty of registering as a sex offender.

Anyone charged or accused with these kinds of crimes should immediately seek the help of a lawyer with experience in sex crimes to obtain a proper defense.

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