Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Basic Summary of Sex Crimes


Harassment is:
Any sexual comment or action that makes another person uncomfortable. The comment or action does not need to be directed at that person.
Consequences for Sexual Harassment:
Job loss
Fines
Jail time
Restricted from certain places (kicked out of a bar, restaurant, library etc… where harassment occurred)

Statutory Rape is:
Having sexual intercourse or sexual contact with someone who is not of the age of consent. Legal age of consent in Wisconsin for sexual intercourse is 18. Legal age of consent for sexual contact is 16. Even if both parties are willing to have sex it is still a criminal offense.
Consequences for Statutory Rape:
Fines
Supervision
Jail Time
Listed as a Sex Offender

Date Rape is:
The use of a drug like GHB or Rophinol to have sex. It is considered 2nd degree assault and is a felony.
Consequences for Date Rape:
Fines
Prison
Supervision
Location Restriction
Listed as a Sex Offender

Rape is:
The use of force or manipulation to have sex or having sex without the consent of the sexual partner.
Consequences of Rape:
Fines
Prison
Supervision
Location Restriction
Listed as a Sex Offender

Consent is:
Freely given permission to engage in sexual activity and the person must be of legal age to give that permission. Extra caution must be used when there is a power imbalance such as age, or employer/employee.
Consent can end at any point in sexual activity.

Sexual activity is only ok when consent is given for each act that takes place without the influence of manipulation, force or blackmail.



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