There are many different types of sex crimes that a person can be accused of in Connecticut. In this section of our website, we outline some of the most common sex crimes that a person might be charged with in Connecticut. If you face a charge for one of these crimes, check out the other pages in this section to learn more about the crime. Understanding how the crime is defined, potential penalties, as well as potential defenses can help you protect yourself at this difficult time.
A person could face a public indecency charge if a person engages in sexual intercourse while they are in a public place. Alternatively, a person could be charged if they expose themselves in a sexual way for sexual enjoyment while in a public place. Finally, a person faces this charge if they touch themselves or another person in a sexual way while in a public place. You can learn more about public indecency here.
Unlawful restraint in the first degree and unlawful restraint in the second degree are also sex crimes in Connecticut. Unlawful restraint in the first degree happens when one person restrains another person under circumstances which may cause substantial risk of physical injury. Unlawful restraint in the second degree happens when one person restrains another person without their consent.
Another Connecticut sex crime is improper relationships. Certain sexual relationships are not permitted between certain types of people. This is the case because of factors like age, profession, or authority. Learn more about improper relationships here.
Unwanted touching, also known as unwanted sexual contact, is an element in many Connecticut sex crimes. Learn more about it on this page.
Finally, consider that some sex crimes hinge on the issue of consent. You can learn more about what consent is and who can give consent on this page.
If you face any of these sex crimes, it is important that you defend yourself and your rights. One way to do this is by contacting an attorney to assist you with your case. A criminal defense attorney can ensure that you establish a defense to the charges and protect yourself. You can learn more by contacting our office. We are happy to help you through this difficult experience.