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Sexual Abuse in Rochester, NY

Counsel from a Skilled Sex Abuse Attorney in New York

According to New York's Penal Code Article 130, sexual abuse is defined as subjecting someone else to sexual contact without that person's consent. These are very serious charges that, like other sex crimes, can result in harsh penalties, sex offender registration, and damage to the accused's reputation. If you have been charged, the time to speak with proven, trusted legal counsel is now.

At Christopher K. Rodeman Attorney at Law, I understand the unique stakes involved in sex crime charges. That is why I always implement a thorough and proactive approach to these types of cases. Often, these clients are not only in need of aggressive advocacy inside the courtroom but also before the press and the court of public opinion. As a former prosecutor, I always endeavor to bring a dynamic defense to these cases to ensure that every facet of the state's case against my client is effectively challenged.

You do not have to face this troubling time without a trusted Rochester sex abuse lawyer by your side. Contact my firm at (585) 928-4193 today.

Sexual Abuse Definitions in New York

Article 130 defines several different degrees of sexual abuse, organized by perceived severity. The circumstances of the alleged crime and the age of the perpetrators and victims are both key to deciding what degree of the crime is charged and what possible penalties the accused might face.

The NY Penal Code provides the following sexual abuse definitions:

  • Third-Degree Sexual Abuse (Article 130.55)
    Sexual contact without victim's consent. Where the victim is under 17, or over 14 when defendant was less than 5 years older, there are additional considerations. Sexual abuse 3rd degree in NY is a class E misdemeanor.
  • Second-Degree Sexual Abuse (Article 130.60)
    Any sexual contact that happens without the victim's consent where the victim is under 14 years old or is incapable of giving consent. This is a class A misdemeanor.
  • First-Degree Sexual Abuse (Article 130.65)
    Any sexual contact that happens without the victim's consent and occurs due to forcible compulsion, when the victim is physically helpless, the victim is less than 11 years old, or when the victim is less than 13 years old and the defendant is more than 21 years old. Sexual abuse 1st degree in NY is a class D felony. 

There is also persistent sexual abuse (article 130.53) which can be changed when the accused has two or more previous sexual abuse convictions within a 10 year period. Additionally, aggravated sexual abuse charges can occur if the circumstances are suspected to be particularly serious or violent.

No matter what your charge is, however, I can help.
To learn more about your charges and how my firm can help secure the best possible outcome, contact me to request a free case evaluation.

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    Mr. Rodeman was able to get us the plea deal we needed from a difficult judge. He was honest and up front about the difficulties we could face, but prevailed to help us resolve our issue.

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    Chris is down to earth, caring and understanding about the situation. He is very likeable and very well connected and never stops working for you until completion. Things turned out very favorable for us and we are grateful.

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    Chris made what could have been a horrible situation into a much more manageable one and in the process helped turn my life around as well.

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    Mr Rodeman knows the system and its players from his days as a prosecutor. He is extremely professional, non-judgemental, and so competent in court. I could go on and on about how much we appreciate his help in our case.

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    He is truly a phenomenal lawyer.

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