Sex Crimes: Va. Code 18.2-61 et. seq.

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Virginia Sex Crimes encompass a range of charges, and can carry various penalties dependent on many factors, including the history of the defendant, the age of the victim, the exact acts alleged, and any other aggravating factors. Virginia Code also has sets out certain rules and procedures specific to sex crimes. Virginia Sex Crimes are often among the most difficult and intense criminal matters, and experienced counsel is crucial to protecting your rights and guiding you through the process. 

Virginia Sex Crimes

There are many different Sex Crimes in Virginia. Here are some of the more common sex crime offenses by statute:

Rape: Va. Code § 18.2-61.

Carnal Knowledge of a Child Between 13 and 15 Years of Age: Va. Code § 18.2-63

Forcible Sodomy: Va. Code § 18.2-67.1

Object Sexual Penetration: Va. Code § 18.2-67.2

Aggravated Sexual Battery: Va. Code § 18.2-67.3

Sexual Battery: Va. Code § 18.2-67.4

Infected Sexual Battery: Va. Code § 18.2-67.4:1

Sexual Abuse of a Child Under 15: Va. Code § 18.2-67.4:2

Attempted Rape, Forcible Sodomy, Object Sexual Penetration, Aggravated Sexual Batter, and Sexual Battery: Va. Code § 18.2-67.5

Procedures, Rules, and Punishments

HIV and Hepatitis B or C Testing: Va. Code § 18.2-62

Depositions of Alleged Victim: Va. Code § 18.2-67

Third Misdemeanor Offense: Va. Code § 18.2-67.5:1

Subsequent Felony Sexual Assault: Va. Code § 18.2-67.5:2

Subsequent Violent Felony Sexual Assault: Va. Code § 18.2-67.5:3

Admission of Evidence (Rape Shield Law): Va. Code § 18.2-67.7

Read more about Virginia’s Sex Offender Registry Notfication Act (SORNA) requirements here

Consult with a Sex Crimes Attorney

If you have been charged with a sex crime in Virginia, Contact Us today for a free consultation. These are  serious and complicated charges, and our Attorneys have the experience and passion to help you. Our Virginia criminal defense attorney can help those accused of sexual assault throughout Northern Virginia including Alexandria, Arlington, and Fairfax, among many other jurisdictions.