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Predatory Sexual Assault Against A Child


Penal Law 130.96

Under New York State law, a person is guilty of predatory sexual assault against a child when he or she is eighteen years old or more and he or she commits the crime of: (1) rape in the first degree; (2) criminal sexual acct in the first degree; (3) aggravated sexual abuse in the first degree; (4) course of sexual conduct against a child in the first degree. The victim of the crime must be less than thirteen years old. If convicted, a person will be charged with a Class A-II Felony.

It is not a defense that the actor did not know that the person with whom the actor had contact was less than thirteen years old or that the actor believed that such person was thirteen years old or more on the date of the crime.

To find a person guilty of this crime, the prosecution must be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt the three elements: (1) that on the alleged date the defendant committed an enumerated sexual crime; (2) the victim of such crime was less than thirteen years old; and (3) the defendant was eighteen years old or more.

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Russ Kofman is a founding partner in Lebedin Kofman LLP. He has extensive litigation experience defending clients accused of felonies, misdemeanors and DWI/ DUI crimes.

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