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Forcible Rape

Forcible rape is a type of sexual assault. In Minnesota, sexual assault is any type of unwanted physical contact or penetration with a sexual organ, as well as aggressive, sexually suggestive statements. This also includes attempts to commit rape by using or threatening to use force. Sexual assault may occur between persons of the same or opposite gender. Sexual assault charges and their associated penalties are based on a variety of factors including:

  • The force used by the offender
  • The harm suffered by the victim.

Under Minnesota law, the penalties for sexual assault are severe and could include incarceration, significant fines, psychiatric treatment, and paying restitution to the victim. In addition, a person convicted of sexual assault may be required to register as a sex offender, possibly for the rest of his or her life. In Minnesota, a person can be charged with first degree sexual assault or rape, sometimes called aggravated felony sexual assault or gross sexual assault, if they:

  • Physically force sexual intercourse on another person
  • Have sexual intercourse with someone who is unable to give legal consent
  • Force intercourse by threats of physical violence

Minnesota Rape Lawyers

Forcible rape is a gravely serious offense in Minnesota, usually classified as a felony first degree criminal sexual conduct charge. Those convicted face heavy fines and prison sentences that last for years or even decades. A skilled rape attorney  can help defend your case by interviewing witnesses, showing alternative photographic line-ups, and protecting you during a line-up.

Forcible Rape Penalties