Facing sexual assault of a child charges?  Call us now: (414) 270-0202

Sexual assault of a child is a crime aggressively prosecuted in Wisconsin.  Our Wisconsin criminal defense lawyers have experience defending sexual assault of a child cases.  If you’re facing a sexual assault case of a child case, hiring an experienced, intelligent criminal defense attorney will have an impact on your case.  We’ve defended this charge before.  Child sex issues are very difficult to deal with.  We believe that it’s foolish to defend a charge like without an experienced criminal law attorney.  Meyer Van Severen, S.C. can be reached at (414) 270-0202.


What is sexual assault of a child?

First and second degree sexual assault of a child are both felonies in Wisconsin.

First degree sexual assault of a child is prohibited by Section 948.02(1) of the Wisconsin Statutes.  This crime is either a Class A felony or a Class B felony.

First degree sexual assault of a child is a Class A felony when the defendant has sexual intercourse or contact with an individual who has not attained the age of 13 years old, and causes great bodily harm to the victim.  This crime is prohibited by Section 948.02(1)(am) of the Wisconsin Statutes.

The crime is a Class B felony when any of the following apply:

  • The defendant has sexual intercourse with an individual under 12 years old;
  • By threat of force or violence, the defendant has sexual intercourse with an individual under 16 years old;
  • By threat of force or violence, the defendant has sexual contact with an individual under 16 years old, if the defendant is over 18 years old;
  • The defendant has sexual contact or intercourse with an individual under 13 years old.

Second degree sexual assault of a child is prohibited by section 948.02(2) of the Wisconsin Statutes.  This crime is a Class C felony.  It’s committed when an individual has sexual contact or sexual intercourse with an individual under 16 years old.

Marriage is not a defense to sexual assault of a child.  Further, whether the victim is dead or alive when the sexual intercourse or contact occurred is not a defense.


Contact Meyer Van Severen, S.C. for sexual assault of a child defense

Defense lawyers Matthew Meyer and Benjamin T. Van Severen have worked on sexual assault of a child cases before and have helped to obtain a dismissal of charges.  Often, things like victim credibility are very important to these cases.  Our attorneys it’s important that you attack these cases as aggressively as you can, with the assistance of a skilled criminal law attorney.  If you need help, contact Meyer Van Severen, S.C. for a free consultation today.  Calls are answered 24/7 at (414) 270-0202.