Madison, Wisconsin Sexual Assault Against a Minor

Wisconsin law asserts that minors are unable to give consent to sexual acts. They are legally incapable of doing so, thus any act of a sexual nature involving a minor is against the law. That said, if you are accused of these crimes, you are innocent until proven guilty. You have the right to a fair trial.

What are the charges associated with sex crimes against a minor (child)?

There are a number of different types of charges for sex crimes against a minor in Wisconsin including sexual assault, sexual exploitation, indecent exposure, and soliciting a child for prostitution, among others. Sexual assault charges vary by degrees based on the age of the victim:

  • • Minor aged 12 or less with injuries – First-degree sexual assault, Class A felony.
  • • Minor aged 11 or less with no injuries or minor aged 12 to 15 by use of threat of force or violence– First-degree sexual assault, Class B felony.
  • • Minor aged 12 to 15 – Second-degree sexual assault, Class C felony.
  • • If the defendant is under 19 and the child is 15 or older, this is charged as a Class A misdemeanor
  • • Minor aged 16 or older – Class A misdemeanor.


What are the punishments for sex crimes against a minor in Wisconsin?

Class A felonies carry a punishment of a life sentence. Class B felonies carry a punishment of as much as 60 years in prison. Class C felonies are punishable by up to 40 years in prison and/or up to $100,000 in fines. Class A misdemeanors are punishable by up to nine months in prison and/or up to $10,000 in fines.

If you stand accused of a sex crime against a minor, you are entitled to a defense attorney who has the experience and understanding to defend your case. Reach out to the lawyers at Tracey Wood and Associates today to discuss the charges against you.


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