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I BEEN TOLD THAT CHARGES MAY FILE AGAINST ME UNDER SEXUAL ...

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I BEEN TOLD THAT CHARGES MAY FILE AGAINST ME UNDER SEXUAL MISCONDUCT WITH A MINOR. THESE CHARGES WAS DROP IN THE CITY BUT REFILE IN THE COUNTY WHO IS NOW PRESUING IT. I DID NOT TOUCH INDIVIDUAL WHICH STATED I TOUCH HER LEG @ AGE 16 THEN AGAIN @ 17. THERE ARE NON VERBAL HEAR SAY STATEMENTS SHE SAID WHAT IS THIS CHARGE AND ITS LIMITATION
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Attorney & Mediator replied 9 years ago.
In Washington there are two degrees of sexual misconduct. Given that there was no sexual intercourse you are being charged with the second degree, which involves sexual contact. Sexual contact is defined in Washington as:

"Sexual contact" means any touching of the sexual or other intimate parts of a person done for the purpose of gratifying sexual desire of either party or a third party.

This is considered a gross misdemeanor which carries a penalty of 90 days to 1 year in jail and/or a fine upto $1,000.00

The limitations for a gross is two years after its commission.

9A.44.093Sexual misconduct with a minor in the first degree.
9A.44.096Sexual misconduct with a minor in the second degree.


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Let me know if you need further help here. Thanks.


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