Connecticut Statutory Rape Defense Attorneys

Hartford County Sex With Minor Charge Lawyers

At Berman & Russo, we provide aggressive and dedicated representation to people charged with statutory rape. With more than 25 years of experience handling sex crime cases in central Connecticut, we can help you fight your statutory rape charges.

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Statutory Rape and the Age of Consent in Connecticut

In Connecticut, the age of consent is usually 16. A juvenile under the age of 16 cannot consent to sexual intercourse. Under the Connecticut penal code, you could be guilty of statutory rape if:

  • You had sex with a juvenile under the age of 16 and you are more than three years older than the child
  • You had sex with a juvenile under the age of 13 and you are more than two years older than the child

You could also be guilty of statutory rape of a 16 or 17 year old person if you were that person's guardian, psychotherapist, athletic coach or if the minor was a student at a school at which you were an employee.

The penalties for sexual assault and rape are severe. You could face up to 10 years in prison if the juvenile is under 16 or up to 20 years in prison if he or she is under 13. The severity of the charge, however, varies greatly depending on the age of the victim, your prior criminal record, your age and the particular facts in your case.

Experienced Criminal Defense to All Sex Crimes

At our firm, we understand the impact statutory rape charges can have on your life. We will diligently investigate the circumstances leading to your arrest and work to build a defense to your charges. Skilled at negotiations, plea bargaining and in the courtroom, our Connecticut statutory rape defense lawyer will fight to have your charges dismissed or to convince the prosecutor to reduce the charges against you.

Contact Our Sex Crime Defense Firm

To learn more about your legal rights and options, contact a Hartford County sex with minor charge attorney at our firm. From our office in South Windsor, we represent clients with cases in the courts of Manchester, Rockville/Vernon, Enfield, Hartford, New Britain and Middletown.