Rape / Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC)

Charged with Rape, Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC), or another sex crime South Carolina?

For over 20 years, South Carolina defense lawyer Charles Grose has defended people charges with sex offenses. He is known for challenging police and prosecutors and preventing clients from paying penalties they don’t deserve. If you’ve been charged with a sex crime in South Carolina, call defense attorney Charles Grose at 864-538-4466 to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case.

Types of Sex Crimes in South Carolina

Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor

Criminal sexual conduct with a minor in the first degree is when the person is accused of

  • Engaging in a sexual battery with a victim who is less than eleven years of age; or
  • engaging in a sexual battery with a victim who is less than sixteen years of age and the person has been previously required as a sex offender.

Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor in the Second Degree is when the person is accused of

  • Engaging in sexual battery with a victim who is fourteen years of age or less but who is at least eleven years of age; or
  • Engaging in sexual battery with a victim who is at least fourteen years of age but who is less than sixteen years of age and the actor is in a position of familial, custodial, or official authority to coerce the victim to submit or is older than the victim.

Criminal sexual conduct with a minor in the third degree is when the person is accused of willfully and lewdly committing or attempting to commit a lewd or lascivious act upon or with the body, or its parts, of a child under sixteen years of age, with the intent of arousing, appealing to, or gratifying the lust, passions, or sexual desires of the actor or the child. Prior to 2012, this offense was known as committing or attempting to commit a lewd act upon a minor.

Criminal solicitation of a minor is when the person is accused of knowingly contacting or communicating with, or attempts to contact or communicate with, a person who is under the age of eighteen, or a person reasonably believed to be under the age of eighteen, for the purpose of or with the intent of persuading, inducing, enticing, or coercing the person to engage or participate in a sexual activity, or a violent crime, or with the intent to perform a sexual activity in the presence of the person under the age of eighteen, or person reasonably believed to be under the age of eighteen.

Criminal Sexual Conduct in the First Degree

Criminal sexual conduct in the first degree is when the person is accused of engaging in a sexual battery with the victim and

  • Using aggravated force to accomplish sexual battery;
  • The victim submits to sexual battery by the actor under circumstances where the victim is also the victim of forcible confinement, kidnapping, robbery, extortion, burglary, housebreaking, or any other similar offense or act; or
  • Causing the victim, without the victim’s consent, to become mentally incapacitated or physically helpless by administering, distributing, dispensing, delivering, or causing to be administered, distributed, dispensed, or delivered a controlled substance, a controlled substance analogue, or any intoxicating substance.

Criminal Sexual Conduct in the Second Degree

Criminal sexual conduct in the second degree is when the person is accused of using aggravated coercion to accomplish a sexual battery.

Criminal Sexual Conduct in the Third Degree

  • Criminal sexual conduct in the third degree is when the person is accused of engaging in sexual battery with the victim and
  • The person uses force or coercion to accomplish the sexual battery in the absence of aggravating circumstances; or
  • The person knows or has reason to know that the victim is mentally defective, mentally incapacitated, or physically helpless and aggravated force or aggravated coercion was not used to accomplish sexual battery.

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Newberry, SC Criminal Defense Attorney Charles GroseIf you’ve been charged with one of the sex offenses above or any other sex offense in South Carolina, call defense attorney Charles Grose for a free consultation. He can be reached at 864-538-4466.

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