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Unlawful Sexual Contact

Unlawful sexual contact with a minor can be charged a number of different ways under Pennsylvania law. Attorney Blaine Jones knows what it takes to defend the rights of a client facing a charge of unlawful sexual contact or indecent assault. If you are facing such charges, do not speak to law enforcement. Do not agree to make any statements to investigators. Your best bet is to exercise your right to remain silent and speak to an experienced Pittsburgh criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.

Indecent Assault & Unlawful Sexual Contact Defense

Such cases can be charged depending on if penetration occurred or a minor was involved:

  • Unlawful Contact with a Minor: This charge accuses a defendant of coming into contact with a minor (or a cop poses as a minor) for any sexually related purpose.
  • Indecent Assault: First- or second-degree misdemeanor. Sexual contact with an unwilling victim.
  • Aggravated Indecent Assault: Any sexual penetration without consent.

The unlawful contact with a minor statute is particularly problematic. Not only does it not require contact with a minor (a law enforcement officer posing as a minor is good enough), it doesn't even require physical contact. Contact by electronic means – including computer or text messaging, is good enough. Conviction can result in a permanent felony record as a sex offender.

Pittsburgh Sex Charge Defense and Sex-Offender Registration

Under Pennsylvania's sex-offender registration law, or Megan's Law, any of these offenses can result in a defendant being required to register as a sex offender upon conviction. Unlawful contact with a minor and indecent assault require a 10-year registration period. Aggravated indecent assault can result in lifetime sex-offender registration. Those required to register as a sex offender must do so within 48 hours of changing addresses, jobs or schools. Information available to the general public via the sex-offender website will include your name, year of birth, street address, photograph, physical description, license plate number and description of vehicle, and a description of the convicting offense.

Few criminal convictions carry the stigma associated with being convicted of acting inappropriately with a child. As a Pittsburgh defense attorney, Blaine Jones is committed to fighting for the rights of those charged with sex crimes throughout the Pittsburgh area. Only with an aggressive defense can a client hope to prevail – either in the negotiating room or in the courtroom.

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