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How is "Sexual Assault" Defined in Texas?

In Texas, sexual assault occurs when someone knowingly or intentionally penetrates another person’s sexual organs, mouth, or anus. The crime is a second degree felony punishable by a prison term ranging from 2 to 20 years. But an individual can be charged with aggravated sexual assault, which carries a more severe punishment, under certain circumstances.

How is Aggravated Sexual Assault Defined in Texas? 

In the State of Texas, aggravated sexual assault can charged if the defendant knowingly and intentionally: 

For the crime against children, the child must be under the age of 14 years-old.

Can I Be Charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault if the Victim Was Not a Child?

Yes. According to Texas law, an individual can be charged with aggravated sexual assault if: 

Is Aggravated Sexual Assault a Second Degree Charge in Texas?

No, in Texas it is considered  a first degree felony. A convicted defendant may receive a prison sentence ranging from 5 to 99 years and/or pay a $10,000 fine.

What is a “Super” Aggravated Sexual Assault in Texas?

A “super” aggravated sexual assault is when the crime involved a child under the age of 6 years-old. An aggravated assault involving a child under the age of 14 years old can also become a super aggravated assault if:

What’s the Punishment for Super Aggravated Sexual Assault?

The punishment for “super” aggravated sexual assault is a minimum 25 years to life in prison without the possibility of parole. The defendant must also register as a sex offender for the rest of their life. 

Should I Contact a Lawyer?

Yes, contact a criminal lawyer to determine the best way to resolve your case.

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Last Modified: 08-24-2016 08:54 AM PDT

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