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Rape Laws in Arizona

Sexual assault is considered a Class 2 felony in Arizona. The severity of the punishment for sexual assault depends on the perpetrator's criminal history, the victim's age, and whether or not the attacker intentionally caused physical harm.

  • The criminal may receive a life sentence if the sexual assault includes the purposeful or knowing infliction of substantial physical harm.

  • If the offender was at least 18 years old and the victim was under the age of 12, they could also receive a life sentence.

  • The minimum sentence for general first-time offenders is 5.25 years, and the maximum sentence for those with two prior felony convictions is 28 years.

Sexual abuse can be a Class 5 felony or a Class 3 felony.

  • For first-time offenders, a Class 5 felony carries a sentence of between 0.5 years and 2.5 years, depending on the existence of aggravating and mitigating circumstances.

  • For first-time offenders, sexual abuse of a child who is under 15 years old is a Class 3 felony punished by 2.5 to 7.5 years in jail; however, ongoing sexual abuse of a child is punishable by 13 to 27 years in prison.

These are some generic legislations and can be subject to change based on the situation.

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