Sexual Assault of a Child

Sex crimes on any level have the potential to change a person’s life for the worse and this is evident when a person is accused or arrested for raping or sexually assaulting a child. Unfortunately, sex offenses in the State of Texas carry severe penalties such as stiff fines and imprisonment. They also carry a negative stigma that is difficult to erase.

If you’re facing allegations for sexual assault of a child, it goes without saying that you should refrain from making any comments about your case to police officers and inquisitive media outlets. Even if you’re in the back of a police car or calling for help using the phone in the Travis County jail, those statements are being recorded. Anything you say might be misconstrued or butchered in such a way as to turn your statements against you. Don’t be this person.

It’s time to as quickly as possible and retain experienced legal counsel. The Law Office of Jackson F. Gorski is prepared to fight aggressively on your behalf.

TX Sexual Assault of a Child Lawyer, Austin

Anyone that’s facing criminal charges involving any type of sex crime can benefit greatly from having aggressive legal counsel in their corner. Austin criminal defense lawyer Jackson F. Gorski at The Law Office of Jackson F. Gorski prides himself on providing the best possible defense for each client. If you or a loved one have been charged with sexual assault of a child, he can protect your reputation and freedom.

The Law Office of Jackson F. Gorski accepts sex crime cases throughout the State of Texas including Travis County, Williamson County, Bastrop County, Bell County, Blanco County, Hays County, Caldwell County, and Lee County. To learn more about your legal options during a free consultation, call 512-960-4646 or submit an online contact form today.


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Sexual Assault of a Child in TX

Sexual assault of a child is defined by Texas Penal Code 22.011 and involves any sexual activity with a person under 17 years of age. According to the statute, a person can be convicted of sexual assault of a child in Texas if he, or she, intentionally or knowingly:

  • Causes the penetration of the anus or sexual organ of a child by any means
  • Causes the penetration of the mouth of a child by the sexual organ of the actor
  • Causes the sexual organ of a child to contact or penetrate the mouth, anus, or sexual organ of another person, including the actor
  • Causes the anus of a child to contact the mouth, anus, or sexual organ of another person, including the actor
  • Uses the mouth of a child to contact the anus or sexual organ of another person, including the actor.

Sexual assault of a child is prosecuted as an enhanced aggravated sexual assault offense in the State of Texas and is classified as a first-degree felony which could mean a life sentence for the accused if he or she is convicted in the court of law. Sentencing guidelines on first-degree felonies range from 5 years to life with a 25-year minimum for defendants convicted of sexually assaulting a child.


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Sex Crimes Involving Children in Texas

In Texas, there are various sections of law dealing with sex crimes involving children. Some of these include but are not limited to:

  • Indecency with a Child – Engaging in sexual contact with a child younger than 17 years of age is indecency with a child. This crime can be charged as a third or second-degree felony.
  • Sexual Solicitation of a Minor – A person can face criminal charges for sexual solicitation of a minor if he or she knowingly solicits a minor to meet another person with the intent of engaging the minor in sexual contact. Soliciting sexual contact or intercourse with a minor is categorized as a 2nd-degree felony and sending sexually explicit materials to a minor is categorized as a third-degree felony.
  • Continuous Sexual Abuse on a Child – Engaging in two or more sexual acts with a child under the age of 14 over 30 days is defined as a continuous sexual abuse of a child. Crimes that could constitute this offense include aggravated kidnapping, indecency with a child, sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault, or burglary with intent to commit a sexual offense. The crime is a first-degree felony, punishable by up to 99 years of life in prison.

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Additional Resources

Texas Penal Code: Sexual Assault of a Child – Visit the official website for the Texas Penal Code to learn how the State of Texas penalizes the crime of sexual assault of a child. Access the site to learn important definitions for legal terms related to the offense.

Enough is Enough – Enough Is Enough is a non-profit organization dedicated to confronting several sex crimes such as child pornography and child stalking. It was founded in 1994 with the mission of raising public awareness about the harms of Internet pornography, sexual predators, sex trafficking, and more.


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Travis County Sexual Assault of a Child Attorney, TX

When the alleged offense involving a child is a sex crime such as sexual assault, this can trigger strong reactions for Texas courts. Any person who has been accused of any sex crime alone can feel as though he or she has been found guilty even before stepping foot inside a courtroom. If you or a loved one is facing allegations for sexual assault of a child, do not wait to retain experienced legal counsel. Contact The Law Office of Jackson F. Gorski today.

Jackson F. Gorski at The Law Office of Jackson F. Gorski is a Travis County criminal defense attorney dedicated to providing quality legal representation to individuals throughout the State of Texans. When you hire him as your lawyer, you can be confident he will bring aggressive advocacy to your case. Call 512-960-4646 today to schedule a free, confidential consultation and discuss your legal options.

The Law Office of Jackson F. Gorski serves clients charged with sex crimes in Travis County, Williamson County, Bell County, Lee County, Hays County, Caldwell County, Burnett County, Bastrop County, Lee County, and Milam County.


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