Charged with or Arrested for Molestation in NYC or NY?
One definition of molestation can include the crime of any sexual act with a child, particularly involving rape, taking of pornographic pictures or the touching of private parts such as genitalia. There may be other circumstances that qualify as molestation as well.
In New York, any person who over a period of time not less than three months engages in sexual conduct with a child who’s under the age of 11 may be considered guilty of second degree course of sexual conduct with a child, which is a class D felony.
Forcible touching is also illegal in New York and is a class A misdemeanor. This crime includes squeezing, grabbing or pinching someone else’s sexual or intimate parts for the perpetrator’s own sexual gratification or to degrade the other person. This type of molestation isn’t limited to victimizing children, either.
It’s vital that you contact an experienced New York criminal defense attorney like Lisa Pelosi if you have been charged with any crime of molestation. Sometimes innocent physical contact can be construed as something more by law enforcement, and a defendant can be dealt with harshly. Let Lisa be your advocate with the court and deal with the prosecution on your behalf.
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