What Are Sex Offenses?

So many people seem to be confused about the words “sex”incest”. Well, no one is confused, just different. The sex offense law is different in each state and each jurisdiction. It is important that you understand what the laws are in your own area to be able to protect yourself.

Sex incest

Sex and incest are two different things. There is no such thing as sex or “child molestation” when it comes to sex-offenses.

One of the most common misconceptions is that the word “sex” is all it takes to be guilty of a sex offense. No. Crimes of the kind called sex-offenses are not crimes at all. They are sex crimes. You will be charged with sex crimes if you engage in sex acts with someone who is under the age of 16 years old.

However, you will not be charged with the crime if the victim was less than fourteen years old. They cannot be sentenced to jail time if convicted for sex crimes unless they are two or more. Even then, they can be punished with probation, community service, and a fine.

However, it is not at all the same if the sex acts were performed by an adult and by a child’s age. The victim is considered to be an adult if the sex act was between consenting adults, regardless of how old the offender is. And while the perpetrator must be at least thirteen years old to commit a sex crime, the law allows the offender to have been twelve years old or older and the victim under the age of fourteen at the time of the offense.

So a child cannot be punished for a sexual offense, but it can be the offender, the victim, or both. Or perhaps it should be said, when two or more are involved, the person who is being punished for the crime is not necessarily the one actually doing the act but rather the one doing the act and those the are subject to prosecution.

An element of every sex crime is that the act was done by the offender. For example, if the victim is under fourteen years old, it is rape by forcible compulsion. This crime is a serious one. It is punishable by prison time and fines.

Sex with a minor or incest are two very different things. There is no crime referred to as “sex-offenses” that are not committed by adults or children.

It is very important that you understand the differences between sex crimes and incest. If you are wondering whether you have done anything wrong, you need to ask a prosecutor if the charge against you is incest or sex-offenses. You may be held responsible for both if you are charged with one or the other.

You should contact a qualified attorney who specializes in these kinds of cases if you are having trouble figuring out what the charges are. Even if it is not your first offense, you will be better protected if you hire a criminal defense attorney. A lawyer will not charge you fees until after they have helped you successfully defend yourself.

Sex and incest are two different things. Understand the difference and protect yourself!