Child Sexual Abuse Laws in Virginia

Child sexual abuse is one of the matters or the case where you feel awful for the victim most of the time. In the recent times, the amount of child abuse cases has become immensely higher than the previous times, or you might say that the media is becoming powerful day by day and people are confronting without the fear of anything or any consequences. Social Media is the key to the revelation of such faces. Although, the code of Virginia has the laws for child sexual abuse or crimes related to it.

Abuse with a Child, 13 to 15 years old

Any kind of sexual abuse such as intercourse, anal intercourse, cunnilingus, fellatio, and anilingus is considered as child sexual abuse.

If a person who “carnally knows” any person under 15 age, not forcefully, then the person will be convicted of the felony four crime.  Section 18.2-63(A). Thus, an individual guilty of this crime faces two to 10 years in prison and a possible fine of up to $100,000. Section 18.2-10(d).

If a person who “carnally knows” any person under the age of 15, performs any sexual act and their self is maxed three years older than the victim, then the felony six will be applied. The person will face the felony six conviction. There will be maximum of 12 months of jail and at least 2,500 US dollar fine.

If a person who “carnally knows” any kid under the age of 15, and he or herself is three years younger than the person then the person will be charged with misdemeanor one crime. The penalties can exceed 12 months in jail maximum and $2,500 fine.

Any child younger than 18 years old, involved in any sexual activity will be treated as per the code of Virginia which can be found here.

Excluding the penalties and the punishments from the headlines, child abuse can be a very traumatic experience for the child and can bring a lot of harm in many manners to his or her life. Sexual abuse between the age of 13-15 is nothing less than a tragic moment.

“If any person providing services, paid or unpaid, to juveniles under the purview of the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Law, or to juveniles who have been committed to the custody of the State Department of Juvenile Justice, carnally knows, without the use of force, any minor fifteen years of age or older, when such minor is confined or detained in jail, is detained in any facility mentioned in § 16.1-249, or has been committed to the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice pursuant to § 16.1-278.8, knowing or having good reason to believe that

  • such minor is in such confinement or detention status,
  • such minor is a ward of the Department of Juvenile Justice, or
  • such minor is on probation, furlough, or leave from or has escaped or absconded from such confinement, detention, or custody; he shall be guilty of a Class 6 felony.
  • 18.2-64.1
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