Defense For Those Accused Of Continous Sexual Abuse

Continuous Sexual Abuse is a serious crime in Texas that carries very strict penalties. Depending on the nature of the allegations, a conviction for Continuous Sexual Abuse could leave you facing life in prison. Criminal Defense Attorney David Kiatta has nearly 30 years of experience successfully defending citizens from these types of charges and works diligently to use that experience to help you protect your freedom.

Overview Of Continuous Sexual Abuse, Penal Code §21.02:

(a) A person commits an offense if:

  • (1) during a period that is 30 or more days in duration, the person commits two or more acts of sexual abuse;
  • and (2) at the time of the commission of each of the acts of sexual abuse, the actor is 17 years of age or older and the victim is a child younger than 14 years of age.

(b) For purposes of this section, “act of sexual abuse” means any act that is a violation of one or more of the following penal laws:

  • (1) aggravated kidnapping under Section 20.04(a)(4), if the offender of this crime committed the offense with the intent to violate or abuse the victim sexually;
  • (2) indecency with a child under Section 21.11(a)(1), if the offender of this crime committed the offense in a manner other than by touching, including touching through clothing, the breast of a child;
  • (3) sexual assault under Section 22.011;
  • (4) aggravated sexual assault under Section 22.021;
  • (5) burglary under Section 30.02, if the offense is punishable under Subsection (d) of that section and the offender committed the offense with the intent to commit an offense listed in Subdivisions (1)-(4);
  • (6) sexual performance by a child under Section 43.25;

Continuous Sexual Abuse, Penalties in Texas

Continuous Sexual Abuse is one of the most serioius offenses in Texis, it is codified in Section 21.02 of the Texas Penal Code. Continuous Sexual Abuse is punishable by 25-99 years or life in prison.

Facing sexual abuse charges?

Facing sex crime charges is an extremely scary experience that leaves you feeling helpless against the system. Trusting a seasoned defense attorney with your case could mean the difference between a dismissal and years in prison. Whether you are trying to beat federal charges or state felony sex crime allegations, David Kiatta has the experience necessary to defend your rights.

Convicted felons find their lives severely disrupted by interactions with the government after serving time in prison. Examples of this include constantly being registered as a sex offender or constantly having unannounced visits from parole officers who monitor your compliance with mandatory rules upon release. For many convicts, life becomes one big hassle made worse by the fact that no amount of good behavior will erase the offense for which they were convicted.

The punishment for Continuous Sexual Abuse is severe and may result in years in prison, life in prison, or even the death penalty. Call David Kiatta to help you fight back against these charges at 281.570.6400.