Most Serious Sex Crimes in Illinois

 Posted on February 21,2024 in Sex Crimes

IL defense lawyerAny sex crime is a serious matter. All sex crimes in Illinois are felonies, except for criminal sexual abuse, which can only be committed by a juvenile. If you are convicted of a sexually oriented offense, you can expect to serve time in prison. Courts are notoriously harsh when it comes to sex offenders. These crimes are routinely treated as some of the most serious offenses a person can commit, just behind murder. Sexual assault - commonly known as rape - and assaultive sexual offenses against minors are the most likely to lead to long prison terms and lifelong registration as a sex offender. If you have been charged with a sex offense of any kind, it is important to work with an experienced Rolling Meadows, IL, criminal defense attorney. Your entire future is at stake.

Sexual Assault and Aggravated Sexual Assault

Sexual assault includes any act of sexual penetration committed by force or threat of force while the victim is unable to consent, with a related person under the age of 18 years old, or when the offender is in a position of trust with another adult. A sexual assault can be considered aggravated if the offender uses or brandishes a weapon, causes bodily harm, endangers the victim’s life, or drugs the victim. The offense might also be considered aggravated if the victim is particularly vulnerable due to age or disability. Both of these offenses are Class 1 Felonies.

Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child 

Offenders who are in prison for this offense usually have to be kept in a separate unit away from most other prisoners for their own safety because this offense is so looked down upon. People found guilty of molesting a child will be registered sex offenders for life and sent to prison for at least six years, but possibly up to 60 years.

Indecent Solicitation of a Child 

Indecent solicitation of a child can be seen as an attempt to commit sexual assault against a child. Simply discussing sexual acts with a child or a person the offender thinks is a child, with the intent to commit a sex crime against the child can result in this charge, even if the offender never progresses to trying to get the child to engage in the sex act. This crime can be committed over the internet without ever meeting the victim in person.

Contact a Rolling Meadows, IL, Sex Crimes Attorney

Scott F. Anderson, Attorney at Law is experienced in defending persons accused of serious sex offenses in Illinois. Knowledgeable Cook County sex crimes lawyer Scott Anderson will work to present the best defense possible on your behalf. Contact us at 847-253-3400 for a complimentary consultation.

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