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Serious Sex Crimes Felonies

Other Serious Sex Crimes Felonies

Virginia Code Books In addition to rape, Virginia law makes it a felony to commit numerous other acts including:

  • Indecent Liberties, §18.2-370, where an adult exposes himself to someone under 15, or proposes they expose himself, or proposes a sexual act, or proposes a sexual touching. This is punishable by up to ten years in prison.
  • Object sexual penetration, §18.2-67.2, where a complaining witness is penetrated sexually by an object and they are either under 13 years old or it occurs using the force or threat of force. This is punishable by five years to life.
  • Aggravated Sexual Battery, §18.2-67.3, involves someone being “sexually abused” where, among other things, they are less than 13 years old, or mentally disabled, or between 13 and 17 and the Defendant is a parent or grandparent.
  • Abduction with intent to defile, §18.2-48, where a person is abducted (kidnapped) with the intention of defiling (sexually molesting) them. This is punishable by 20 years to life in prison.
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