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Hall County Man Charged with Rape and Aggravated Sodomy

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Jose Vital, a 20-year-old man, has been arrested on charges of aggravated sodomy and rape in Georgia. According to reports, he was arrested on Thursday after deputies in Hall County received forensic test results from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. 

Vital has been accused of committing the alleged sexual assault at a party over a year ago. According to the investigation, Vital was acquainted with the victim.

As a Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyer, I will outline the law behind the criminal offense of aggravated sodomy in today's post. It is a fairly unheard of offense, so I will outline what constitutes the crime. 

Aggravated Sodomy in Georgia

Aggravated Sodomy in Georgia is defined by Georgia Law as:

A person commits the offense of aggravated sodomy when he or she commits sodomy with force and against the will of the other person or when he or she commits sodomy with a person who is less than ten years of age. O.C.G.A. §16-6-2.

Aggravated Sodomy is classified as a felony offense. If convicted of aggravated sodomy, the penalty can include a life term in prison or by a split sentence that is no less than 25 years and no exceeding life in prison, followed by probation for life. 

 Practice Note

Aggravated Sodomy falls into the category of Sex Crimes in Georgia. Another penalty is required when convicted of most sex crimes. If convicted, an individual will be required to register a sex offender in the state of Georgia. 

Sex crimes are highly stigmatized. The majority of the time, an accused individual is assumed to be guilty before he or she has his or her day in court. If you or a loved one has been wrongly accused, contact our offices today.

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Richard Lawson

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