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Were you recently arrested and charged with statutory rape in Portland? If so, you deserve to have an experienced, knowledgeable defense attorney in your corner. While every citizen is innocent until proven guilty, people charged with sex crimes like these often feel as though everyone assumes their guilt first, which is unfair and often stressful.

A person commits the crime of statutory rape when they engage in sexual intercourse with a minor, or a person who is less than 18 years of age. Oregon does not have a specific statutory rape law, but a person can be charged with a certain degree of rape or another criminal offense including:

A conviction for a statutory rape crime can have wide-ranging consequences. Along with fines and possible incarceration, it could impact your life for years or a lifetime, making it difficult to find housing and employment, especially if you are required to register as a sex offender.

If you have been arrested or think that you could be under investigation for an alleged statutory rape crime anywhere in Oregon, you should avoid saying anything to law enforcement until you’ve hired a lawyer to represent you.

Siefman Law LLC has extensive experience defending people charged with sex crimes in Portland and across the state. We’re ready to put our skills, knowledge, and resources to work for you.

The first step toward mounting a strong defense is to speak with us during a confidential consultation. Call (503) 395-2135 or fill out a contact form to schedule your time to meet with us right away.

Statutory Rape Penalties in Oregon

The possible consequences for convictions in these cases will depend on how the alleged crime has been graded. In general, crimes in Oregon carry the following statutory maximums:

  • Class A Misdemeanor— Up to one year in jail and/or fine of up to $6,250
  • Class C Felony— Up to five years in prison and/or fine of up to $125,000
  • Class B Felony — Up to 10 years in prison and/or fine of up to $250,000
  • Class A Felony— Up to 20 years in prison and/or fine of up to $375,000

The Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision (BOPPPS) is required to complete sex offender risk assessments for all convicted and registered sex offenders in Oregon convicted of sex crimes and required to register as a sex offender or who were found guilty of a sex crime and required to register. Failing to register is a Class C Felony.

If convicted of statutory rape in Oregon, you will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life. You will also not be allowed to come in contact with children or live near a school or locale where minors congregate.

Age Can Be A Defense In Certain Cases

Under Oregon Revised Statute 163.345, with any prosecution under the statutes associated with rape in the second and third degree, sodomy in the second and third degree, sodomy in the second and third degree, sexual abuse in the second and third degree, or contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor, where the victim’s lack of consent was solely due to being less than a certain age, it is a defense that the actor was less than three years older than the victim when the alleged offense occurred.

Any prosecutions dealing with sexual misconduct where the victim’s lack of consent was solely due to them being unable to give consent because they were a certain age, it is a defense that the actor was less than three years older than the victim at when alleged offense occurred if the victim was 15 or older at the time of the alleged offense.

Contact a Statutory Rape Attorney in Oregon Today

Do you believe that you might be under investigation or were you already arrested for an alleged statutory rape crime in Oregon? While the prospect of a conviction of statutory rape can be incredibly stressful, it’s crucial to remember that you are entitled to a presumption of innocence. The prosecution bears the burden of proving your guilt, and it must be done so beyond a reasonable doubt.

This gives us an opportunity to question the prosecution’s version of the case and help possibly get the charges against you reduced or dropped entirely. Let’s discuss the specifics of your case and develop a strategy for your defense right away. Call an experienced criminal defense attorney of Siefman Law, LLC at (503) 395-2135, or contact us online to set up your confidential consultation.

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