How much jail time will a sex offender serve if convicted?

Asked over 5 years ago - South Bend, IN

I'm curious as to how much jail time an individual will have to serve if they have confessed to a crime. I'm involved in a case that happened to me and am just a bit curious since the individual that had been molesting me admitted to it when confronted and is now in jail waiting for a court hearing.

For more info, I am not the only one. I was in my 12-16 years when it happened and another boy was around 7 or 8 when it happened.

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  1. Howard Woodley Bailey


    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . Respectfully, any specific answer would need more information then you posted. The sentence would depend on the grade of the offenses that he pled to or he was convicted of, the prior record of the perpetrator, and other case specific facts that you may not be aware of. The best way to get a more specific answer is for you to contact the prosecuting authority and ask to speak to the person prosecuting the case. Good luck.

    This response does not constitute legal advice. Given the nature of this website, it does not create an attorney-client relationship. This answer is provided solely for informational purposes, for you to use as a starting point when speaking directly with a lawyer in your State. I urge you to immediately contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer admitted to practice law in your State before you make any decisions about this case.

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