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Michigan Laws and Definitions on Rape

Disclaimer: These are not all rules and regulations. If you are in a situation where these laws are needed to seek legal assistance, we recommend seeking out a lawyer to receive help specific to your situation.

Criminal sexual conduct in the first degree is defined as sexual penetration with an individual under age 13 or under age 16 but any of the following:

  • Offender and victim live in the same household

  • Offender and victim are related by blood

  • Offender is in a position of authority over victim

  • Offender is a teacher or any individual that works with children for a living

  • Victim is incapacitated or unable to consent due to a broad variety of reasons

  • Imprisonment for life or any number of years

  • 13-25 years imprisonment if offenders are age 17 and older

  • Lifetime electronic monitoring

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