Have you Been Charged with Bestiality or Necrophilia in Georgia?
There are a variety of sex crimes including some that are not as common as others. One of those crimes is bestiality and necrophilia. Lawson and Berry and their team of Georgia Sex Crime Attorneys have over 50 years in defending those accused. Let our experience work for you. Contact us today to begin preparing your best defense!
Georgia Law on Bestiality
O.C.G.A. § 16-6-6 states that a person commits the offense of bestiality when he performs or submits to any sexual act with an animal involving the sex organs of the one and the mouth, anus, penis, or vagina of the other.
Penalty for a Bestiality Conviction in Georgia
The penalty for being convicted of bestiality is a prison term between one and five years. It will be treated as a felony conviction.
Georgia Law on Necrophilia
O.C.G.A. § 16-6-7 states that a person commits the offense of necrophilia when he performs any sexual act with a dead human body involving the sex organs of the one and the mouth, anus, penis, or vagina of the other.
Georgia Case Law
Defendant was convicted of necrophilia in Norman v. State. 298 Ga. 344, (2016). The defendant confessed to killing the victim in his hotel room. He then stayed in the room for two days during which he spoke to the deceased victim and had sex with the corpse. During the trial, the defendant argued that there was not enough evidence to convict him of necrophilia. However, the Court found that defendant's spontaneous confession to necrophilia and the various comments he made about having sex with the victim during the interview was enough evidence. Therefore, he was convicted of necrophilia.
Penalty for a Necrophilia Conviction
A person convicted of necrophilia will be punished by a prison term between one and ten years. It will also be a felony conviction.
If you believe that you have been wrongly charged or that this was a misunderstanding, contact our Bestiality and Necrophilia Lawyers in Georgia. Those that are innocent often need the best representation. A charge is not the same as a conviction, but do not wait. Your best defense will not prepare itself. Contact us today for a free evaluation.