Any illegal sexual behavior including indecent exposure, incest, rape, molestation, sexual assault, sexual abuse, statutory rape, necrophilia, bestiality, and more. Sex crimes are, as the term suggests, crimes that are sexual and oftentimes non-consensual in nature.
Some of the more commonly prosecuted sex crimes include:
Sexual assault and/or abuse
Statutory rape, or sex with a minor
Internet Sex Crimes
Trafficking in child pornography
Pimping, pandering, and prostitution
Lewd and lascivious conduct
Sexually suggestive or explicit behavior in public.
Individuals who are charged with any of these or similar crimes generally face a number of harsh penalties including imprisonment, heavy fines, monetary restitution to the victim, mandatory rehabilitation, and sex offender/predator registration to name only a few. Sometimes even worse than the legal penalties associated with a sex crime conviction are the social and personal consequences, which often involve difficulty obtaining employment, finding a place to live, and more.
If you need legal counsel concerning sex crime charges, please contact Ben Bollinger at the number to the left or below. A Panama City native with a law practice in Bay County since 1996, Ben Bollinger is familiar with the intricacies of local law and dedicated to providing top-notch defense against criminal charges.