Sex Crimes and Prostitution

Sex Crimes and Prostitution

There are a large number of sex crimes and prostitution.  Like most offenses, the more outrageous the alleged conduct, the more severe the punishment upon a conviction.

To prove Rape, the prosecutor must prove (1) that the defendant had sexual intercourse with another who wasn’t his spouse; (2) that it was against her will and without her consent; and (3) it was by force or intimidation.  The punishment is a prison sentence from 5 years to life in prison.  If there was no intercourse, the crime is not Rape, but can be Sexual Battery.

To prove Sexual Battery, the prosecutor must prove (1) that the defendant sexually abused the victim; (2) that it was against her will; and (3) that it was by force, threat or intimidation, or ruse.  Unlike with Rape, the punishment is a Class 1 misdemeanor, punishable with a maximum penalty of up to 12 months in jail and a fine of up to $2,500.00.

To prove Prostitution, the prosecutor must prove (1) that the defendant had sexual intercourse or sodomy with another person not his wife; (2) that it was for money or money’s equivalent.  It is a Class 1 misdemeanor, punishable with a maximum penalty of up to 12 months in jail and a fine of up to $2,500.00.