Knoxville Child Rape Defense Attorneys

Rape of a child or aggravated rape of a child is one of the most serious crimes, which is usually punished by a lengthy prison sentence and a requirement to register as a sex offender. A wrongful accusation of raping a child could leave your life in disarray and destroy your job prospects, personal relationships and your future. If you are facing a sex crime charge, please call the Knoxville sex crime defense lawyers at Baker Associates immediately to find out how we can help you.

Rape of a Child

According to T.C.A. § 39-13-522, rape of a child is the unlawful sexual penetration of a victim by the defendant or the defendant by a victim, if the victim is more than three years of age but less than thirteen years of age. Under state law, "unlawful sexual penetration" means sexual intercourse, fellatio, anal intercourse, any other intrusion, however slight, of any part of a person's body or of any object into the genital or anal opening of the victim's, the defendant's or any other person's body. The emission of semen is not required for a defendant to be found guilty of rape of a child or aggravated rape of a child.

Rape of a child is a Class A felony and requires a mandatory sentence not than 25 years and a fine of no more than $50,000.

Aggravated Rape of a Child

Aggravated rape of a child is a Class A felony in the state of Tennessee. It is a violent sexual offense under the Tennessee Sexual Offender and Violent Sexual Offender Registration, Verification, and Tracking Act of 2004. What this means is that if convicted, the defendant is facing not only a lengthy incarceration, but also the requirement to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

The difference between rape of a child and aggravated rape of a child has to do with the victim's and defendant's age. Aggravated rape of a child is the unlawful sexual penetration of a victim by the defendant or the defendant by a victim, if the victim is 3 years of age or less.

Defending Your Rights

As defense attorneys who have represented defendants in Tennessee, the skilled criminal defense attorneys at Baker Associates know that physical evidence and testimony can be extremely significant in these cases. Since these sex crime cases involve children, it is important to conduct an independent investigation to make sure that the testimony against you has not been manufactured or manipulated. We will strive to provide the best possible result in your case. Our goal is to get you acquitted or your charges reduced. If you are facing sex crime allegations in the state of TN, please contact Baker Associates at (866) 853-2888 for a free consultation today.


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Knox County
2126 First Tennessee Plaza
800 South Gay Street
Knoxville, Tennessee 37929

Phone: (865) 521-0001
Toll-free: (866) 853-2888

Sevier County
121 Court Avenue
Sevierville, Tennessee 37862

Phone: (865) 546-6000
Toll-free: (866) 853-2888

Washington County
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Johnson City, Tennessee 37601

Sevierville Child Sex Crime Lawyer Disclaimer: The child rape, lewd acts, child abuse, or other legal information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice, nor the formation of a lawyer or attorney client relationship. Any results set forth here were dependent on the facts of that case and the results will differ from case to case. Please contact an attorney at our law firm. This web site is not intended to solicit clients for matters outside of the State.


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