If you have been charged with the offense of indecent liberties with a child in Virginia, you will be shocked to know that this offense is punishable as a felony in Virginia.
Registration as a sex offender is mandatory in Virginia if you are convicted of this crime.
Sex offender registration will result in the loss of your freedom and can also have immigration consequences.
For understanding the offense of indecent liberties with a child, one should separately understand the meaning of the terms indecent and liberties. Liberty refers to the right to do or not to do something.
Indecent means acts considered immoral or inappropriate. Such acts are against the normal behavior in the society such as sexual acts with a minor. At this point, you should also know that the offense of indecent liberties is considered as a felony.
Virginia law clearly states that when a person is charged with the offense of indecent liberties with a child who is under the age of 15, such a person will be found guilty of the offense, if he does any of the following acts, such person is above 18 years old in this case proposes to engage in sexual intercourse with a person below the age of 15 years old, such person exposes his/ her sexual parts to the minor child or proposes to the minor child to expose his/ her sexual parts to him, such person proposes to the person below the age of 15 years old that he/ she would keep touching his/ her sexual parts and the minor child should watch him/ her doing so.
In addition to the above-mentioned acts, anyone above 18 years old will be charged with indecent liberties of the child if such person proposes a child below the age of 15 years old that the child is to touch the adult’s sexual parts. If any person above 18 years proposes to a child below 15 years to meet him/ her to indulge in any of the above-mentioned acts, such person will be charged with indecent liberties with a child in Virginia