An accusation of assault is a stressful and serious legal matter. But add the element of a sexual motivation, and an assault accusation can become catastrophic. Michigan treats allegations of the offense known as assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct very seriously.
These crimes include many varied acts of a sexual nature. In numerous instances, the crime might involve unwanted touches or attempted touching, but not every criminal sexual conduct crime requires the alleged victim be physically touched. Notwithstanding of the degree of the charge you are facing, a sex crime allegation can forever change your life.
The following information provides definitions of CSC and the potential consequences. A link to the current legal definitions relating to CSC may be found here. If the perpetrator is charged with one of these crimes, an advocate at the local rape crisis center can help you better understand the charges and the criminal justice process.
There are three degrees of felony criminal sexual conduct in Michigan, as well as fourth degree criminal sexual conduct and certain other misdemeanor offenses. First degree criminal sexual conduct involves sexual penetration and the presence of other factors indicating the severity of the conduct. This can include a victim who is a minor, a blood relative, or mentally or physically handicapped victim. It can also include where force or threat of force is present, injury occurs due to force or coercion, where the defendant is in a position of authority over the accused, or where the sexual penetration occurs during the commission of another felony.
Sexual assault often known as rape is forcing or coercing an individual to engage in any non-consensual sexual contact or sexual penetration. There are four degrees of criminal sexual conduct. First and third degrees involve forced or coerced penetration.
Michigan is inching towards repeal of it's century-old sexual statutes, including those specifically prohibiting homosexuality. Reform in the state received a boost last month when a blue-ribbon panel, the 73member Michigan Advisory Commission on Criminal Justice, called for repeal of the laws dealing with relations between consenting adults. In fact, Michigan's sex laws make virtually every sexual act except the "missionary" position man on top, woman on the bottom illegal.
Two new laws signed by Lt. The law extends the station of limitation in sexual assault cases, bringing it to 15 years in criminal cases and 10 years in civil cases. The bills also allow for a civil action, if criminal proceedings have not been brought.
Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced criminal sexual conduct charges against five Catholic priests. A link has been sent to your friend's email address.
Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Ingham County prosecutors use a loophole in the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act to dispose of sexual assault cases and give defendants clean records. A link has been sent to your friend's email address.
The package of bills tightens rules on medical record-keeping for procedures that penetrate the anus or vagina, makes it a crime for doctors to sexually assault somebody under the pretext of medical treatment, extends statutes of limitations on criminal and civil lawsuits over childhood sexual assault, adds mandatory reporters of sexual abuse and creates enhanced child pornography charges. Stephanie Chang, D-Detroit. One particularly contentious change at the committee level made the extended time to file civil lawsuits retroactive only for people who had been sexually abused by physicians under the guise of medical treatment and who have been convicted of criminal sexual conduct.