All About About First Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct
Criminal sexual conduct in the first degree is a felony. A person can be found guilty of this crime if they engage in sexual activities with a patient or child under the age of 16 who is not their spouse. Let’s see more about first degree criminal sexual conduct.
The penalties for CSC 1 vary depending on whether you’re an individual or an organization involved in the crime:
- Life imprisonment–punishable by life in prison, up to $1 million fines and/or lifetime registration as a sex offender (if convicted)
- 15 years to life imprisonment–punishable by 15 years to life imprisonment, up to $1 million fines and/or lifetime registration as a sex offender (if convicted)
Without Intent to Undermine Morality/Fitness to Practice Medicine (CSC 1)
You may have heard that it’s illegal for a physician to engage in sexual contact with a patient. But what does that mean?
Sex with a patient includes any acts of sexual penetration, attempted penetration or sexual contact with another person while:
- A health care provider has reason to believe that the other person is incapacitated by alcohol and/or drugs; or
- There is no consent given by either party.
- A person can be found guilty of CSC 1 if they engage in sexual activities with a patient or a child under the age of 16 who is not their spouse.
In addition to engaging in sexual activity, there are other circumstances that make someone guilty of CSC 1:
- It must have been committed for the purpose of providing any useful service to the person being sexually assaulted (e.g., a prostitute).
- The other person cannot consent to having sex with you because he/she is mentally incapacitated (e.g., unconscious).
- You know that your partner is mentally incapacitated (when alcohol or drugs are involved).
If you’re convicted of criminal sexual conduct, you can face a sentence ranging from probation to life in prison. This is similar to the crime of sexual battery.
Sexual battery differs from criminal sexual conduct because it involves touching someone without their consent–but it’s still considered a felony offense and carries a harsher punishment than what someone would get if they were convicted solely on charges related to criminal sexual conduct (such as rape).
The perpetrator must be less than 21 years old. The perpetrator must be 18 years or older at the time of the offense, but less than 21 years old.
The offender was employed by the victim’s parent or guardian as an employee (or in a position related to that of an employee) and had access to their residence where they committed some form of criminal sexual conduct against them.
CSC 1 is a felony that can be punished by up to life in prison and fines of up to $1 million. A person convicted of CSC 1 may also have their professional license revoked, which means they will not be able to work as an RN or other health care professionals. Anyone who has been charged with this offense should contact an attorney immediately so they can begin preparing their case before going to trial.