Sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust is an extremely serious sex crime, regardless of whether the alleged victim consented during the act. If the victim is under eighteen years of age and the actor is in a position of trust with respect to the victim, the actor will be charged with this crime.
Position of Trust
One in a “position of trust” includes any person who is a parent or has parent's rights, duties, or responsibilities concerning a child, or a person who is charged with any responsibility for the health, education, welfare, or supervision of a child, including foster care, child care, family care, or institutional care.
Sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust is a class four felony unless certain aggravating factors apply. If the alleged victim is under fifteen years of age or there has been a pattern of abuse this crime is a class three felony and a crime of violence which means there is mandatory prison. Anyone convicted of these sex offenses will be sentenced to an indeterminate sentence and must register as a sex offender. Being charged with a sex crime is a life altering event.
Contact the Sexual Assault Attorneys at the Steven Louth Law Offices
Steven Louth and his team understand what is at stake and will advise you and guide you through the legal system every step of the way. Every case has different facts and the goals of each specific case vary greatly. What doe not change is our passion and dedication to defend you to the best of our abilities. We handle numerous sex assault cases at any given point in time and have the experience and knowledge to ensure the best possible outcome. Steven Louth is a trial attorney and has helped people accused of a sex offense prove their innocence. Give our office a call to speak to our sex assault attorneys.