Child Sexual Abuse
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Child Sexual Abuse - Definition
"Child sexual abuse" means the willful or malicious sexual abuse, which includes but is not limited to rape, incest, and lewd or indecent acts or proposals, of a child under eighteen (18) years of age by another. 21 O.S. 843.5(E)
Child Sexual Abuse - Elements
No person may be convicted of the sexual abuse of a child unless the State has proved beyond a reasonable doubt each element of the crime. These elements are:
(1) a person willfully / maliciously engaged in;
(2) rape/incest / (making lewd / indecent acts / proposals) / (specify other sexual abuse);
(3) of / with / to a child under the age of eighteen / twelve.
(1) a person willfully / maliciously;
(2) Encouraged / allowed / permitted a child under the age of eighteen / twelve to engage in prostitution / (specify other sexual exploitation).
(1) a person willfully / maliciously;
(2) encouraged / allowed / permitted / (engaged in) the lewd / obscene / pornographic photographing/ filming / depicting of a child under the age of eighteen / twelve by another person OUJI-CR 4-39
Child Sexual Abuse - Punishment
Any parent or other person who shall willfully or maliciously engage in child sexual abuse shall, upon conviction, be punished by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections not exceeding life imprisonment, or by imprisonment in a county jail for a maximum of one (1) year, or by a minimum fine of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) and a maximum of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), or both such fine and imprisonment. Except for persons sentenced to life or life without parole, any person sentenced to imprisonment for two (2) years or more for a violation of this subsection shall be required to serve a term of post-imprisonment supervision under conditions determined by the Department of Corrections. The jury shall be advised that the mandatory post-imprisonment supervision shall be in addition to the actual imprisonment. 21 O.S. 843.5(E)
Child Sexual Abuse to a Child Under 12 Years of Age
Any parent or other person who shall willfully or maliciously engage in sexual abuse to a child under twelve (12) years of age shall, upon conviction, be punished by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for a minimum of twenty-five (25) years nor more than life imprisonment, and by a minimum fine of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) and a maximum of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00). 21 O.S. 843.5(F)
Child Sexual Abuse - Second Offense
Any person convicted of sexual abuse of a child after having been convicted once already shall be sentenced to life without parole. 21 O.S. 51.1a
Charged with Child Abuse in Oklahoma
Child Abuse and other child related offenses, are only second to murder as the most serious crimes that a person can be charged with. Not only do you face the potential of serious prison time, but you also may lose the rights to continue being your child’s parent.
Unfortunately, when it comes to allegations of a crime against a child, many people have a tendency to see the accused person as guilty until proven innocent. This is the opposite of how it should be. It can quickly turn into a witch-hunt without the proper legal representation. This can be very frustrating and you will want to protest. The danger is that even your words of protest and your attempts to explain may be twisted and used against you. Most times DHS will become involved and you have to fight on two fronts. You must be very very careful.
Don’t settle for hiring an attorney, hire a team. Make sure you hire a firm that has experience in both serious criminal felony litigation and DHS juvenile cases. Let an experienced team of attorneys help guide you through this scary time. Make sure that your attorney is experienced, aggressive, and compassionate.
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Child Sexual Abuse Litigation Expertise
Child Sexual Abuse charges in Oklahoma require an aggressive defense. No matter which child offense charges you face, it is important to have an attorney who will help you navigate the complex judicial system and provide you with a clear understanding of the charges you face. When defending child crime charges, it is necessary to obtain an experienced, aggressive, and compassionate attorney who understands the criminal and DHS Juvenile implications. The smallest detail or piece of evidence can make all the difference. The longer you wait to hire a Criminal Defense and Juvenile attorney the greater the stress and the greater the advantage to the prosecution.