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Sexual Abuse Is a Felony Offense in Arizona

If you have been arrested for sexual abuse, you are facing felony charges. Arizona prosecutes crimes against children harshly, which is why you should hire a Phoenix sexual abuse attorney from MayesTelles PLLC.

We understand how innocent people can easily find themselves facing sexual abuse charges; therefore, we want to do everything within our power to help you overcome the consequences of a conviction.

We represent clients facing all types of sex crime charges in state and federal courts. Not only do we have extensive trial experience, but Attorney David Telles was a former prosecutor for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office, giving us valuable insight into how the state pursues charges in these cases.

Sexual Abuse Charges Under Arizona Law

In Arizona, sexual abuse is found under A.R.S. § 13-1404.

A person commits sexual abuse when they intentionally or knowingly:

  • Engage in a sexual encounter with anyone who is 15 or older without their consent; or
  • With a minor who is under the age of 15 if the sexual contact involved only the female breast.

Sexual abuse is a Class 5 felony, unless the victim was under the age of fifteen, in which case sexual abuse is a Class 3 felony offense, punishable pursuant to 13-705, Dangerous crimes against children.

Under Section 13-705, any person who is at least 18 years of age who is convicted of a crime against children involving sexual abuse shall be sentenced to 2.5 years, 5 years, or 7.5 years in prison.

Sexual Abuse vs. Child Molestation Charges

Sexual abuse and molestation of a child are two distinct offenses, with molestation of a child involving sexual contact with (except for contact with the female breast) a child under the age of fifteen. If the child is under fifteen, the defendant faces 10 to 24 years imprisonment under A.R.S. § 13-1410.

We urge you to contact a Phoenix sexual abuse lawyer from MayesTelles PLLC, especially if you are being accused of a crime you did not commit. We understand how a conviction for sexual abuse could ruin your reputation, your family life, and even your career.

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