Georgia has eight statutory sexual abuse charges on the books which are used to prosecute age of consent and child abuse related crimes within the state. One or more of these charges may be used to prosecute violations of the Georgia Age of Consent, as statutory rape or the Georgia equivalent of that charge.
The severity of the criminal charge (felony, misdemeanor, etc) depends on the specifics of the acts committed and the relative ages of the perpetrator and victim. Click any charge for more detailed information.
|Aggravated child molestation||Felony; Misdemeanor||Punishable by life imprisonment or 25-life followed by probation for life; Jail time not to exceed 12 months and/or a fine not to exceed $1,000.00|
|Aggravated sexual battery||Felony||Life in prison or a split sentence of 25- life, followed by probation for life|
|Aggravated sodomy||Felony; Misdemeanor||Minimum of 25 years; Jail time not to exceed 12 months and/or a fine not to exceed $1,000.00|
|Child molestation||Felony||Punishable by imprisonment for10-30 years or by imprisonment for life.; Punishable by imprisonment for not less than five nor more than 20 years|
|Sexual Battery||Felony||1-5 years in prison|
|Statutory Rape||Felony; Misdemeanor||10-20 years in prison.; 1-20 years in prison ; Jail time not to exceed 12 months and/or a fine not to exceed $1,000.00|
|Trafficking a person for labor or sexual servitude||Felony||25-50 years or life imprisonment|
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