Sexual assault in children vs adults

Penalties for a Sex Crime Against a Child vs. an Adult

November 2, 2016

In Texas, crimes of a sexual nature are typically prosecuted and punished based on the status of the victim. For example, a sex crime which results in serious injury to the victim will be punished more harshly than a crime involving minor injuries. Also, sex crimes which victimize vulnerable people, such as children, are punished more severely.