What could possibly happen if your arrested for third case rape (Child rape) in the US? In Washington State?

Asked over 1 year ago - Seattle, WA

A 40 year old man raping some young teen girl around 15-17 years old. Convicted and arrested for a third case rape. What could possibly happen to him? Will he be set free in bail? If yes, in what amount? Will they give death sentences or lifetime imprisionment? Or what other possible punishment?

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  1. Vitaliy Kertchen


    Contributor Level 16


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    Answered . What do you mean "third case rape"? You mean this is the third time this individual has been arrested for rape? If so, he's going away for a long, long, looooooong time (if found guilty of course). Or do you mean third degree rape? Or do you mean third degree rape of a child? Your question does not have enough facts.

    There will be no death penalty.

    He won't be "set free on bail." He will have bail imposed, in an amount commensurate with the crime and his criminal history.

  2. Aaron Lukoff

    Contributor Level 13


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    Answered . I don't understand your question. Please re-phrase so that your question makes sense. Do you mean degree?

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  3. Sean P. Wickens


    Contributor Level 11


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    Answered . The laws of the different states vary as to the consequences of multiple sex convictions. However, the state of Washington as a two strikes and you are out law which may mandate life sentence for multiple sex convictions depending on the nature and degree of the convictions.

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