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Sexual offenses are taken especially seriously when a child is involved. Some sexual offenses are specific to children, including indecency with a child. Indecency with a child can involve a number acts, including fondling, touching, exposure of genitals, rape, child abuse, sexual assault, molestations, child prostitution and child pornography.
These charges, because of the nature of the crime, can carry harsh penalties, including jail or prison time, fines and the requirement to register as a sex offender. Additionally, there could be other repercussions, such as ineligibility to vote or hold public office, restrictions on housing or employment and public humiliation.
If you face charges of indecency with a minor, it is important you act fast to protect your rights. Charges do not have to mean a conviction. The criminal defense attorneys at Goldstein, Goldstein, Hilley & Orr understand how critical your freedom is to you, and they will fight to protect your rights.
Goldstein, Goldstein, Hilley & Orr represents clients on a variety of serious felony charges in San Antonio, Bexar County and throughout Texas. Call 210-226-1463 to schedule a free phone consultation. We can help you get the best possible results in your case.
A person can be charged with the felony offense of indecency with a child if it is alleged he or she engaged in sexual contact with a child younger than 17 years old, according to Texas Penal Code § 21.11(c). The term “sexual contact” refers to acts committed with the intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person including:
A person also can be charged with this offense if he or she causes a child, minor, underage person or juvenile under age 17 to participate in any form of sexual contact.
A person can be charged with indecency with a child by exposure, according to Texas Penal Code § 21.11(a)(2), if it is alleged they commit any of the following acts with a child, minor, juvenile or person under the age of 17 with the intent to arouse any person or to gratify the sexual desire of any person:
Under Chapter 12 of the Texas Penal Code, the criminal charge of indecency with a child by contact is a felony of the second degree, punishable by between two to 20 years in prison, a fine of up to $10,000 or both.
Indecency with a child by exposure is a felony of the third degree punishable by between two to 10 years in prison, a fine up to $10,000 or both. Related charges can include sexual assault of a child.
If you were charged with the serious felony offense of indecency with a child, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at Goldstein, Goldstein, Hilley & Orr. We represent clients charged with sex crimes in San Antonio, Bexar County and throughout Texas. Contact us to discuss the particular facts of your case.