Facts about Sexual Offenses

Sexual offenses are crimes that have existed throughout history. It is, therefore, surprising that sexual offense research is still in its infancy and that it doesn’t receive the time and effort it really needs. Anybody charged with a sexual offense is advised to seek a specialized attorney, as the courts throughout the country take sexual offense crimes very serious and there is a general demand for setting public examples for those who engage in sexual assault.

If you have been accused of committing a sexual offense, you have reason to fear for your freedom. Contact one of our criminal defense attorneys immediately, because as of now, time is one of the most important factors to save your freedom.

Typologies of those who rape

Type 1: Opportunistic assertive
Driven by the opportunity, the rapist simply happens to run into a victim and acts impulsively, indifferent and disregarding. Such a situation might occur during a burglary or a robbery.

Type 2: Opportunistic non-assertive
While this category is comparable with the opportunistic assertive, the offender possesses fewer/poor social skills and has a long history of impulsiveness reaching into adolescence.

Type 3: Pervasively angry
A rapist of this category can be described as a product of an unstable childhood, a quick-tempered, macho-like psychopath with antisocial personality traits, inadequate for planning an attack.

Type 4: Sexual sadistic non-fantasy
Usually married, this offender demonstrates sexual as well as aggressive elements during the assault. He enjoys abusing his victims and understands the victim’s resistance as a game.

Type 5: Sexual sadistic fantasy
The offender reminds very much of the above and, in addition, has a well-rehearsed fantasy that he will play out during the assault

Type 6: Sexual non-sadistic non-assertive
Proving sexual prowess and adequacy to the victim lead this power reassuring type. The lack of self-control combined with multiple cognitive distortions of reality result in the offender’s belief that the victim will eventually fall in love with him.

Type 7: Sexual non-sadistic assertive
While the offender resembles the above, there are no or less cognitive-perceptual distortions of reality. He knows the victim very well through stalking and is much more socially competent.

Type 8: Vindictive non-assertive
In this case, the offender wants to degrade women, especially the ones representing independence, assertiveness or professionalism. Profanity is often used during the attack and the more the victim resists, the more the violence escalates.

Type 9: Vindictive assertive
The victim is usually in some kind of relationship with the offender, such as a wife-beating husband, and continues to abuse the victim with the most sadistic elements, such as biting, cutting or tearing of body parts.

Sexual assault

Most states have replaced the common law definition of rape with sexual assault. Sexual assault remains any statutory offense that provides that it is a crime to cause another person to engage in any unwanted sexual act either by force or threat. Sexual assault can entail:

  • Unappropriate touching
  • Vaginal, anal or oral penetration
  • Rape
  • Attempted rape
  • Child molestation

Hot Topics for sexual assault include:

  • Rape
  • Sexual abuse
  • Child molestation
  • Marital rape
  • Incest

Sexual assaults are among the most complicated and complex crimes. If you, or anybody you know, has been involved in a sexual offense crime, adequate legal advice is obligatory. Contact one of our specialized criminal defense lawyers in your area.