Continuous Sexual Abuse
If you or a loved one is charged or indicted for Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to help you through the process. The legal team at Townsend | Gebhardt | Eppes has the experience to handle the most serious of criminal offenses.
In Texas a person commits Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child if:
- during a period that is 30 or more days in duration, the person commits two or more acts of sexual abuse, regardless of whether the acts of sexual abuse are committed against one or more victims; and
- at the time of the commission of each of the acts of sexual abuse, the actor is 17 years of age or older and the victim is a child younger than 14 years of age.
Texas Penal Code Section 21.02
Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child as described above is a felony of the first degree. If you are charged or indicted for this offense you are facing as low as twenty-five years and up to life in prison. Unlike many other felonies, Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child does not have the possibility of parole or early release if sentenced to prison. A guilty plea or conviction will result in the actor having to register as a sex offender for the remainder of their life. The importance of having an experienced criminal defense attorney when facing life in prison is never greater. Contact the legal team at Townsend | Gebhardt | Eppes today.