Under Texas Penal Code § 22.021, aggravated sexual assault of a child is the use of force, fear, violence, threats of violence, or a deadly weapon to sexually penetrate a child under the age of 14. This includes the penetration of a sexual organ, as well as oral and anal penetration. A person can also be charged with this offense if the drugs were administered to the child.
Allegations of a sex crime involving a minor are taken very seriously by law enforcement and the district attorney's office. Prosecutors will do everything possible to win a conviction if the case goes to trial.
If the child was under six years of age or under the age of 14 and sustained bodily injury, put the child in fear of his or her life or administered drugs, a conviction could result in a minimum prison term of 25 years. Other penalties include:
If you have been charged with a sex crime involving a child or are under investigation by Children's Protective Services, attorney Ned Barnett can provide knowledgeable legal advice and capable representation.
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