Massachusetts Sex Crimes Attorney
Examples of Commonly Charged Rape Crimes
- Simple or non-aggravated rape (G.L. c. 265, § 22b)
- Aggravated rape (G.L. c. 265, § 22a)
- Rape of a child under 16 (G.L. c. 265, §22A)
- Aggravated rape of a child under 16 (G.L. c. 265, § 22B)
- Statutory rape (G.L. c. 265, § 23)
- Aggravated statutory rape (G.L. c. 265, § 23A)
- Assault with intent to rape (G.L. c. 265, § 24)
- Drugging a person for intercourse (G.L. c. 273, § 3)
Examples of Commonly Charged Indecent Assault and Batteries
- Indecent A&B aged 14 and over (G.L. c. 265, § 13H)
- Indecent A&B under age 14 (G.L. c. 265, § 13B)
- Aggravated indecent A&B under age 14 (G.L. c. 265, § 13B ½)
- Indecent A&B on a person with an intellectual disability (G.L. c. 265, §13F)
Examples of Commonly Charged Sexual Exposure and Surveillance Crimes
- Lewd and lascivious conduct (G.L. c. 272, § 53). (This crime is meant to punish sex or the solicitation of sex which is performed in a public place)
- Indecent exposure (G.L. c. 272, § 53).
- Open and Gross Lewdness (G.L. c. 272, § 16)
- Secret sexual surveillance (G.L. c. 272, § 106). (This is commonly known as upskirting)
- Posing a child for sexual photographs (G.L. c. 272, § 29A)
- Disseminating child pornography (G.L. c. 272, § 29B)
- Possession of Child Pornography (G.L. c. 272, § 29C)
Three Commonly Used Legal Defenses For Sex Crimes
- 1. The first defense is the “It Didn’t Happen Defense.” This is used when the theory of the case is that the victim is lying—in other words, there were no sexual acts between the defendant and the victim.
- The second defense is the “It Happened, But it Wasn’t Me Defense.” This is used when some sexual act occurred between the victim and someone, but that someone wasn’t the defendant.
- The third defense is the “It Happened, But So What Defense.” This defense is employed when there were sexual acts between the victim and the defendant, but those acts weren’t criminal. In other words, the defense here is that the victim agreed to the sexual acts.
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