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Sexual Abuse

18 USC § 2242

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Whoever, in the  territorial jurisdiction of the United States or in any prison, institution, or facility in which persons are held in custody by direction of or pursuant to a contract or agreement with the head of any Federal department or agency, knowingly causes another person to engage in a sexual act by threats or inducing fear (other than threats or fear that any person will be subjected to death, serious bodily injury, or kidnapping). or:

Engages in a sexual act with another person if that other person is incapable of appraising the nature of the conduct or physically incapable of declining participation in, or communicating unwillingness to engage in, that sexual act; or attempts to do so

A fine and imprisoned for any term of years or for life are the consequences of conviction under this statute.

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What to do

If you or someone you know has or may be charged with a sex crime a qualified sex crimes lawyer should be contacted immediately.  No information should ever be given out to anybody without the presence of a lawyer. Speaking with law enforcement before consulting a lawyer can be a huge mistake even if you think it is the right thing to do.

There are many directions a case can go. To protect your rights and fight in your defense, a sex crimes lawyer is a necessary part of the process to ensure  the best outcome for your future.

Contact our offices for a complimentary consultation. Let us help you through this stressful and life altering event and seek justice on your behalf.