What is a class d felony sexual abuse?

Asked almost 5 years ago - Binghamton, NY

my friend was arrested for a class d felony sexual abuse for touching someone in his job what could happen to him

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  1. Andrew Ging Liu

    Contributor Level 11

    Answered . This is how the statute reads:
    S 130.65 Sexual abuse in the first degree.
    A person is guilty of sexual abuse in the first degree when he or she
    subjects another person to sexual contact:
    1. By forcible compulsion; or
    2. When the other person is incapable of consent by reason of being
    physically helpless; or
    3. When the other person is less than eleven years old.
    Sexual abuse in the first degree is a class D felony.

    So it is anyone of those three things, but based on what you said it sounds like subdivision (1).

    It is a classified as a Violent Felony, the maximum is 7 years in prison. If it is just one incident, not very severe, probation may be possible.

    Also, Megan's law applies, so your friend may have to register as a sex offender.

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