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What is Sexual Abuse in the 1st Degree?

What is Sexual Abuse in the 1stDegree?

Sexual abuse, or known as molestation, is typically unwanted sexual conduct by an individual on another. It is frequently committed utilizing force or by exploiting another. The offender is known as a sexual abuser or, frequently critically, molester. The word also includes any conduct by an or older juvenile towards a child to sexually arouse any involved. State statues govern the definitions and extents of sexual offenses and varies between states.

Defining Sexual Abuse in the 1stDegree in Different States

  • West Virginia:An individual is culpable of first-degree sexual abuse when such individual causes another individual to undergo sexual interaction:
  • Without his or her approval, and the absence of approval is caused by compulsory duress;
  • Who is physically vulnerable; or
  • Who is under twelve years of age.
  • Kentucky: An individual is culpable of first-degree sexual abuse when he or she causes another individual to undergo sexual interaction:
  1. By compulsory duress; or
  2. Who cannot approve due to him or her being:
  3. Physically vulnerable;
  4. Under twelve years of age;
  5. Psychologically disabled; or
  6. Is an intellectually disabled person
  7. Being over twenty-one years of age, he or she:
  8. Causes another individual who is under sixteen years of age to undergo sexual interaction;
  9. Participates in masturbation in front of another individual who is under sixteen years of age and realizes and has reason to realize the other individual is present; or
  10. Participates in masturbation while utilizing the Internet, telephone, or other electronic communication apparatus while conversing with a minor who the individual knows is under sixteen years of age, and the minor can observe or listen to the individual touch him or herself.
  11. Being an individual in a status of power or special trust, as described in KRS 532.045, he or she, despite his or her age, causes a minor who is under eighteen years of age to undergo, with whom he or she encounters because of that status, sexual interaction or participates in masturbation in front of the minor and realizes or has reason to realize the minor is present or participates in masturbation while utilizing the Internet, telephone, or other electronic communication apparatus while conversing with a minor who the person realizes is under sixteen years of age, and the minor can observe or listen to the individual touch him or herself.
  • District of Columbia:An individual shall be incarcerated for any period of years or life and might be penalized not over the amount established in §22-357.01, if that individual participates in or makes another individual to participate in or give in to a sexual act in the following way:
  • By utilizing force against that other individual;
  • By intimidating or putting that other individual in reasonable fear that any individual will be exposed to death, physical injury, or kidnapping;
  • After making that other individual unconscious; or
  • After dispensing to that other individual by force or threat of force, or without him or her knowing or consenting, a drug, intoxicant, or other identical substance that considerably damages that other individual’s ability to evaluate or regulate his or her behavior.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND ABUSE ON WALL STREET

Whether the problem is sexual abuse, discrimination, or harassment, it is no secret that Wall Street has the problem in spades. Given its wealth, power, and institutional ability to keep secrets, Wall Street has largely managed to avoid the spotlight now shining on other conspicuous business arenas.

The heavy-weight financial firms on what we call “Wall Street”—that is, banks and financial companies from New York to California—are overwhelmingly male-dominated, making the industry one of the most difficult for women to speak up when they see, hear about, or experience abuse. The longstanding fear that a “good ‘ole boy” system will protect perpetrators and black-ball complainants is unfortunately true. But, “Time’s Up” on all of that. Now is the time for change.

No business should be allowed to permit abuse to become an accepted part of its culture. Our law firm has historically handled cases where the power disparity between abusers and their targets is large. Our goal is to level the playing field and help survivors get the full measure of justice they so deeply deserve.

If you or a loved one have experienced any type of sexual abuse or harassment, contact firm partner Brad Edwards today at (800)400-1098 or [email protected]

https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/women-say-rigged-system-allows-wall-street-to-hide-sexual-harassment-problem

Sexual Abuse in Youth Sports

Sexual abuse by the powerful against the weak, young, disabled, or otherwise vulnerable has been prevalent forever. Silencing victims and survivors, in one way or the other, has provided perpetrators and those who protect perpetrators cover and has allowed the epidemic of sexual abuse to spread. Finally victims and survivors are able to speak up and refuse to be silenced, at any stage. This new movement and new age is the beginning of shifting the power and should place fear in the eyes of the perpetrators.

If you or your child have been sexually abused, call firm partner Brad Edwards now: 954-524-2820.

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