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Contact Meyer Van Severen, S.C. at (414) 270-0202 to discuss your causing a child to view or listen to sexual activity case.

Causing a child to view or listen to sexual activity is a serious felony in Wisconsin.  Along with the potential for a felony conviction, the charge carries with it significant negative stigmas.  The criminal defense attorneys at Meyer Van Severen, S.C. regularly work on sex crimes cases involving children.

Secondly, depending on the charged offense, causing a child to view or listen to sexual activity is a Class F or Class H felony.  A Class F felony carries a maximum penalty of 12.5 years in prison and a fine of $25,000.00.  A Class H felony carries a maximum penalty of 6 years in prison and $10,000.00 in fines.  These significant penalties are certainly scary without an aggressive defense attorney at your side.

Finally, at Meyer Van Severen, S.C. we provide individuals facing sex crime charges with the very best sexual assault defense attorneys in Wisconsin.  We believe that unless you’re properly represented, it’s impossible for you to get the best result in your criminal case.  And because your life is truly on the line, we focus 100% of our firm’s resources on criminal defense.  Our defense attorneys focus on your case and achieve the very best result available. To start fighting, call us at (414) 270-0202.  We’ll schedule a free consultation today and begin planning your best defense.

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What is causing a child to view or listen to sexual activity?

Section 948.055 of the Wisconsin Statutes prohibits causing a child to view or listen to sexual activity.  The law indicates:

Whoever intentionally causes a child who has not attained 18 years of age, or an individual who the actor believes or has reason to believe has not attained 18 years of age, to view or listen to sexually explicit conduct may be penalized … if the viewing or listening is for the purpose of sexually arousing or gratifying the actor or humiliating or degrading the child or individual.

The penalty for this offense is based on the age of the child victim:

  • Firstly, it’s a Class F felony if the child is under 13 years old.  To qualify, the defendant must also know, or have reason to believe, the child is under 13 years old.
  • Secondly, it’s a Class H felony if the child is between 13 and 18 years old.  The defendant must also know, or have reason to believe, the child is between 13 and 18 years old.

A man charged with a sex crime arrested by police
Causing a child to view or listen to sexual activity is a serious felony in Wisconsin. Contact our criminal defense attorneys at (414) 270-0202 to start fighting your case.

How do we win your case?

Hiring a top criminal defense lawyer if the first step to winning your case.  At Meyer Van Severen, S.C. we believe that unless your attorney regularly defends individuals charged with offenses like this, he’ll probably be unfamiliar with the issues we regularly encounter in cases like this.

One of the regular issues we encounter in cases like this involves victim credibility.  In other words, is the victim lying?  Frequently angry step-children, estranged grandchildren, and other strained relationships lead to children creating allegations against the adult defendant.  Unfortunately, some children are aware that simply alleging a sex crime against an adult is enough to remove him or her from the child’s life.  We need to determine whether the child has any mental health issues causing the false allegation.  We also need to determine whether the child has made these allegations before.  And further, we need to dig into any other issues that tend to show the child is lying.

Secondly, did you make any kind of statement to police?  This is an important question.  Our criminal defense lawyers firmly believe that making a statement to police is never in your best interest.  Remember, the police arrested you.  They aren’t trying to figure out who committed the offense.  They think you did it, no matter what they say.  If you made a statement, did they properly mirandize you?  Did they threaten you?  Is there any way to suppress the statements you made?

Our causing a child to view or listen to sexual activity defense attorneys are familiar with all the issues in these cases.  We’ll dig into them and start fighting.


Finally, contact Meyer Van Severen, S.C. at (414) 270-0202 to start fighting your case.

At Meyer Van Severen, S.C. our criminal defense attorneys focus on providing the best sexual assault defense representation in Wisconsin.  No matter the charge you’re facing, we believe you deserve good, aggressive, smart representation.  Our sexual assault defense attorneys regularly fight sex crime charges throughout the state.

Prosecutors and law enforcement work around the clock against you.  Your criminal defense lawyer should certainly be working just as hard to defend you.  To speak with an attorney at Meyer Van Severen, S.C., call us at (414) 270-0202.  Let’s schedule a free consultation and begin fighting your case.