Rape & Sexual Assault in Indiana
Arrested for a Sex Crime and Need Experienced Legal Representation?
Rape is considered one of the most serious
sex crimes in the United States. Not only will you face a lengthy prison sentence
and registration as a sex offender for life, but your personal and professional
reputation can be destroyed, even if you are only accused of the criminal
offense. If you are currently under investigation for sexual assault in
Indiana, our Noblesville sexual assault lawyers at The Criminal Defense
Team are committed to protecting your rights, reputation, and future.
Our team of Noblesville criminal defense attorneys is comprised of three
Board Certified Criminal Law Specialists, meaning that our legal experts
are nationally recognized and possess the comprehensive understanding
of Indiana law to obtain the most favorable outcome possible.
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Indiana Rape Laws
In Indiana, it is a criminal offense to rape or have oral, anal, or vaginal
sex or penetrate the genitals or anus of another without their consent,
with an object by force, threat of force, or while the individual was
incapacitated due to mental disability or unconsciousness.
The following sexual conduct is prohibited by Indiana law:
Rape is considered a Level 3 felony
Aggravated Rape: if aggravating factors are present such as causing serious bodily injury,
use of a deadly force or weapon, or using date rape drugs, then the charge
is elevated to a Level 1 felony
Sexual misconduct with minor:
- A person between 18 - 20 years old has sexual contact with a child, it's
a Level 5 felony
- A 21 year old has sexual contact with a child, it's a Level 4 felony
Aggravated sexual misconduct with minor is considered a Level 1 felony
Child molestation: if the victim is under 14, it's a Level 3 felony
Penalties for Sexual Assault in Indiana
Sexual assault and rape are considered felonies in Indiana, the penalties
for these range in levels as follows:
Level 1: Between 20 - 40 years in prison & up to $10,000 in fines
Level 2: Between 10 - 30 years in prison & up to $10,000 in fines
Level 3: Between 3 - 16 years in prison & up to $10,000 in fines
Level 4: Between 2 - 12 years in prison & up to $10,000 in fines
Level 5: Between 1 - 6 years in prison & up to $10,000 in fines
Level 6: Between 6 months to 2.5 years in prison & up to $10,000 in fines
What is the Age of Consent in Indiana?
The age of consent in Indiana is 16 years old, yet the Romeo and Juliet
law states that 14 & 15 year olds may participate in sexual activity
with peers that are no more than 4 years old than them.
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While the prosecution will do their best to obtain the maximum penalties
for your crime, you will also appear guilty in the eyes of the community
and the media – even before stepping foot in the courtroom. With
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