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Sex Crimes

A Winning Defense Strategy

If you have been charged with a sexual oriented offense or you have reason to believe that you are under investigation, you should contact Fogt Law Office immediately. It is common for sexual allegations to be based primarily on testimony of the complaining witness and/or physical evidence such as medical records. Attorney Christopher Fogt has the knowledge and experience to properly cross-examine witnesses against you at trial. He has extensive experience cross examining adults as well as children in these matters. Fogt Law Office also works with the most qualified experts in the country to ensure a positive outcome for clients. Private investigators are utilized to uncover the truth by locating and interviewing witnesses. Forensic psychologists can also be immensely beneficial. They provide insight into the credibility of witnesses, the forensic interviewer, as well as the mental state of those involved in the case. Contact Fogt Law Office to protect your legal rights and interests. 

Sexual Oriented Offenses

Sexual oriented offenses carry a particularly harsh stigma in our society. Countless innocent people have been wrongfully charged and convicted. Even being accused of such a crime can devastate a person's reputation. Attorney Christopher Fogt understands what is at stake for clients who are facing such serious charges. Contact Fogt Law Office to retain an experienced attorney to protect your freedom and future.

Rape - R.C. 2907.02 (First-Degree Felony)

Engaging in sexual conduct using force or threat of force or engaging in sexual conduct with someone:

  • under the age of 13;
  • substantially impaired or unable to resist or give consent due to physical or mental condition or advanced age; or
  • by impairing their judgment using drugs, alcohol or deception to prevent resistance.

Sexual Battery - R.C. 2907.03 (Second-Degree Felony)

Engaging in sexual conduct with someone:

  • by knowingly coercing them to submit;
  • that you know is substantially impaired;
  • that you know is unaware of the conduct being committed;
  • that you know has mistaken you for their romantic partner;
  • if you are their parent, step-parent, or guardian;
  • that is in the custody of a medical facility where you are employed;
  • if you are their teacher, coach, school administrator, religious leader, or other disciplinary figure;
  • that is your mental health patient by inducing them;
  • that is incarcerated at a facility where you are employed; or
  • that is a minor 2 or more years younger than you if you are a police officer

Gross Sexual Imposition – R.C. 2907.05 (Third to Fourth-Degree Felony)

Engaging in sexual contact against someone's will or engaging in sexual contact with someone:

  • by forcing submission using threat or physical force;
  • by impairing their judgment using drugs, alcohol or deception to prevent resistance;
  • that you know is impaired by drugs and unable to give consent as the result of medical/dental treatment;
  • under the age of 13; or
  • that is substantially impaired or unable to resist or give consent due to physical or mental condition or advanced age

Importuning – R.C. 2907.07 (Second to Fifth-Degree Felony)

Soliciting sexual activity from a minor or a law enforcement officer posing as a minor.

Sexual Imposition – R.C. 2907.06 (First or Third-Degree Misdemeanor)

Engaging in sexual conduct with someone:

  • if you know that your sexual contact is offensive to them;
  • that you know is substantially impaired;
  • that you know is unaware of the conduct being committed;
  • under the age of 16 but older than 13 if you are at least 4 years older; or
  • that is your mental health patient by inducing them.

Voyeurism – R.C. 2907.08 (Third-Degree Misdemeanor to Fifth-Degree Felony)

Trespassing or invading someone's privacy for the purpose of sexual arousal. Voyeurism often involves secretly videotaping or photographing someone to see their body or undergarments.

Public Indecency – R.C. 2907.09 (Fourth-Degree Misdemeanor to Fifth-Degree Felony)

Exposing private parts, masturbating, or engaging in other sexual conduct that is viewable by people outside your household.

Unlawful Sexual Conduct With a Minor – R.C. 2907.04 (First-Degree Misdemeanor to Second-Degree Felony)

Engaging in sexual activity with someone under the age of 16 but older than 13.

Pandering Obscenity – R.C. 2907.32 (Fourth to Fifth-Degree Felony)

Creating, reproducing, publishing, buying, selling, advertising, distributing, or displaying material that is deemed to be obscene when the nature of the material is known.

Pandering Obscenity Involving a Minor or Impaired Person – R.C. 2907.321 (Second to Fourth-Degree Felony)

Creating, reproducing, publishing, buying, selling, advertising, distributing, or displaying material involving a minor or impaired person that is deemed to be obscene when the nature of the material is known.

Disseminating Material Harmful to Juveniles – R.C. 2907.31 (First-Degree Misdemeanor to Fourth-Degree Felony)

Giving a juvenile access to material that is deemed harmful or obscene when the nature of the material is known.

Criminal Child Enticement – R.C. 2905.05 (First-Degree Misdemeanor to Fifth-Degree Felony)

Knowingly soliciting, coaxing, enticing, or luring a child under the age of 14.

Sex Offender Registration

Adults who are convicted of sexually oriented offenses are required to register as sex offenders. Sex offenses are divided into three tiers with Tier III being the most serious. Once a sex offender is registered, their name and address become public record. The requirements imposed on registered sex offenders can make life very difficult. Registered sex offenders often struggle to find housing and get and/or maintain employment.

Tier I

Tier I sex offenders must be registered for 15 years and are required to report once per year. Examples of Tier I offenses include voyeurism, importuning, and pandering obscenity.

Tier II

Tier II sex offenders must be registered for 25 years and are required to report every 180 days. Examples of Tier II offenses include pandering obscenity involving a minor, compelling prostitution, and kidnapping.

Tier III

Tier III sex offenders are required to register for life and must report every 90 days. Examples of Tier III offenses include rape, sexual battery, and felonious assault with sexual motivation. Anytime a Tier III sex offender changes residence, a warning notification is sent to everyone that lives within 1,000 feet of the home.  

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