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Sexual Conduct with Minors

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In Kansas, a person who participates or engages in sexual activity with a child under 16 years old can be convicted of either statutory rape, sodomy or indecent liberties with a child. While the penalties are quite severe (e.g. prison time, fines, registration as a sex offender), even allegations can cause irreparable damage to your personal and professional reputation.

If you are charged with a sex crime involving sexual conduct with a minor, you must obtain experienced legal counsel from a qualified attorney. At Rokusek Stein Law, LLC, we understand how law enforcement investigate charges, how prosecutors try cases, and judges operate. With more than 30 years of collective experience, our Kansas City criminal defense lawyers have practiced law in both Kansas and Missouri in all federal courts. Let us guide you through the complexities of the legal system so you can get the results you want.

Kansas Statutory Rape Laws & Penalties

In Kansas, statutory rape is defined as engaging in sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 14. However, if a child is under 16 years old but over 14, it is considered unlawful voluntary sexual relations, which is a less serious criminal offense.

Engaging in sodomy (anal or oral sex) with a child under 16 years old is also a criminal offense. When the child is under 14 years of age, sodomy is punished more severely. Indecent liberties occur with a child by engaging in any sexual activity with a child over 14 years old, but under 16 years of age.

Statutory rape and sodomy is an off-grid person felony (if the defendant is 18 years of age or older), which is punishable by life imprisonment and a maximum fine of $500,000. If the defendant is under 18 years old, the crime is considered a severity level 1 person felony, which is punishable by a maximum prison sentence of 653 months (early 54 and a half years) and a fine of up to $300,000. Sodomy of a child between ages 14 and 16 is a severity level 3 person felony, punishable by a maximum prison sentence of 247 months (over 20 and a half years) and a fine of up to $300,000.

Indecent liberties is a severity level 5 person felony, punishable by a maximum prison sentence of 136 months (nearly 11 and a half years) and a fine of up to $300,000. If sexual intercourse was involved, it is a severity level 3 person felony.

Furthermore, those convicted of any of the sex crimes mentioned must register as sex offenders.

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