Sex Crimes In Louisiana
Sex crimes are incredibly serious and may result in long prison sentences, high fines, and the possibility of lifetime registration as a sex offender. Registration as a sex offender may require lifelong registration with the sheriff’s department, restrictions on any jobs you may find, and restrictions on where you may live.
There are multiple kinds of rape in Louisiana. Rape is, generally, intercourse without the consent of another. The penalties depend on the type and severity of the offense.
Aggravated Rape (1st Degree): Possible sentences include life imprisonment without parole. If the victim was under 13, capital punishment is possible.
Forcible Rape (2nd Degree): Possible sentences include a prison sentence of 5 years to a maximum of 40 years, with at least two years with no possibility of parole.
Simple Rape (3rd Degree): Possible sentences include a maximum prison sentence of 25 years without parole.
Statutory Rape: This crime may be a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the age of the victim and the age of the offender.
Sexual battery is the intentional touching of the anus or genitals of a person using any object or party of the body without consent. Sexual battery carries a potential prison sentence of up to 10 years without parole. Sexual battery by a person over 17 years of age against a person under the age of 13 may result in a prison sentence of 25 to 99 years.
Prostitution is the practice of any kind of sexual intercourse for compensation, or the solicitation by one person of another for that purpose. The penalties range depending on the number of convictions within a five-year period.
First Offense: Sentences include jail for not more than six months, or a fine of not more than $500, or both.
Second Offense: Sentences include a prison sentence for up to two years, a fine of $250 to $2,000, or both.
Third Offense: Sentences include a prison sentence for not more than four years, a fine between $500 to $4,000, or both.
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