Sex crimes are some of the worst crimes to be accused of. Not only do the charges have serious prison sentences attached to them, but other penalties accompany these types of charges that other types of crime do not.
For example, a sexual offense often carries with it a mandatory requirement that you register as a sex offender with the State of Idaho. What this means is, every year you have to register your current residence with the State of Idaho, and if you fail to do so the state will charge you with a felony failure to register. Also, your name will be on the public sexual offender registry. All of you neighbors will know that you have been convicted of a sex offense. Many of the registrable sex offenses are often relatively minor, and yet the registry does not make very definite distinctions between the offenders. So you may have been convicted of having sex with your 15 year old girlfriend when you were 23, but you are put on the same list as someone who has been convicted of molesting children.
Beyond having to register as a sex offender if you are convicted of a sex offense, merely being charged with a sex offense will have devastating consequences on your reputation in the community, even if the charges are eventually dropped.
There are numerous types of Sex Offenses, and variations of each. Here are some of the most commonly charged sex offenses.
Types of Sexual Offenses:
- Enticing a Minor Child Over the Internet
- Lewd and Lascivious Conduct with a Minor Child
- Sexual Abuse of a Minor Child
- Statutory Rape
What to do if I’m accused?
If someone accuses you of a sex offense, get additional information from my article about what to expect when someone makes accusations against you.