In Illinois, predatory criminal sexual assault is when a person, age 17 or older, commits an act of sexual contact (when the sex organs or anus of one person comes in contact with any body part of the second person, for the purpose of sexual gratification) with a victim who is 12 or younger. The difference between predatory criminal sexual assault and criminal sexual assault is age of the victim.

Penalties for Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault in Illinois

Predatory criminal sexual assault is charged as a Class X felony in the State of Illinois. Class X felonies are punishable by 6 to 30 years in prison without possibility of parole. In cases where the offender uses a firearm during the assault, an extension of 15, 20, 50, or even a natural life sentence can be added. A second offense of predatory criminal sexual assault results in a life sentence.

Illinois Sex Offender Registration Requirements for Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault Conviction

Additionally, an individual convicted of predatory criminal sexual assault is required to register as a sex offender in the Illinois Sex Offender Registry, which is available to be viewed by the public. A predatory criminal sexual assault conviction will have a significant impact on all areas of a person’s life. It is important for anyone accused of predatory criminal sexual assault or any other sex crime to seek quality legal representation and advice as soon as they can.

Contact our Top Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault Lawyers

If you or a loved one has been accused of predatory criminal sexual assault, the actions you take now can affect the rest of your life. The experienced sex crimes defense lawyers at Dolci & Weiland have years of experience in the defense and prosecution of sex crimes. We know how sex crimes are prosecuted in Illinois and how to get the best possible results in any sex crimes case. Contact our Top 100 National Trial Lawyers today to discuss your predatory criminal sexual assault case.

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