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Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Three Different Rape Charges

Posted by Richard Lawson | Feb 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

A man was arrested on several different rape charges over the course of a few years.

According to reports, he was first arrested in 2016 then twice in 2017 all for sex related offenses including rape. He pleaded guilty to the charges this past week and has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.

The suspect in the story above is facing many different felony charges, including rape, and as a Georgia Sex Crimes Lawyer, I will outline the law behind the offense of rape.

Rape in Georgia

Rape in Georgia is defined by Georgia Law in O.C.G.A. §16-6-1 as:

(a) A person commits the offense of rape when he has carnal knowledge of:

(1) A female forcibly and against her will; or

(2) A female who is less than ten years of age.

Legally, carnal knowledge is defined as when there is any penetration of the female sex organ by the male sex organ.

The fact that the person allegedly raped is the wife of the defendant shall not be a defense to a charge of rape.

A person convicted of the offense of rape shall be punished by death, by imprisonment for life without parole, by imprisonment for life, or by a split sentence that is a term of imprisonment for not less than 25 years and not exceeding life imprisonment, followed by probation for life.

Practice Note

If you or a loved one has been arrested, contact our offices today. A Georgia Sex Crimes Attorney can help you with your case now.

Georgia Sex Crime Laws are complicated and should not be attempted by a general practitioner. Call us now.

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Richard Lawson

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