WI Sexual Assault of a Child Defense Attorneys in Milwaukee & Waukesha

Milwaukee Criminal Defense Lawyer with Experience Defending Charges of Sex Crimes Against Children

Wisconsin Statute 948.02 defines child sexual assault crimes and penalties, cited in part below, as follows:
1st degree sexual assault of a child:  
  • Sexual contact or sexual intercourse with a person who has not attained the age of 13 years and cause great bodily harm to the person is a Class A Felony for which sex offender registration is required.
  • Sexual intercourse with a person who has not attained the age of 12 years is a Class B Felony for which sex offender registration is required.
  • Sexual intercourse with a person who has not attained the age of 16 years by use or threat of force or violence is a Class B felony for which sex offender registration is required.
  • Sexual contact with a person who has not attained the age of 13 years is a Class B felony for which sex offender registration is required.
  • Sexual contact with a person who has not attained the age of 16 years by use or threat of force or violence if the actor is at least 18 years of age when the sexual contact occurs is a Class B Felony for which sex offender registration is required.


2nd degree sexual assault:  Sexual contact or sexual intercourse with a person who has not attained the age of 16 years is a Class C felony for which sex offender registration is required.

Other Wisconsin Child Sex Offenses
Repeated acts of sexual assault of a child: Whoever commits 3 or more violations of first or second degree sexual assault of a child within a specified period of time involving the same child.  Penalties are between Class A to Class C felonies, depending on the type of sexual assault and the age of the victim, for which sex offender registration is required.  Wisconsin Statute 948.025.

Incest with a child:  Whoever marries or has sexual intercourse or sexual contact with a child he or she knows is related, either by blood or adoption, and the child is related in a degree of kinship closer than 2nd cousin; or  whoever has sexual contact or sexual intercourse with a child if the actor is the child's stepparent.  This is a class C felony for which sex offender registration is required.  Wisconsin Statute 948.06.

Child Enticement:  Whoever causes or attempts to cause any child who has not attained the age of 18 years to go into any vehicle, building, room or secluded place, with intent to commit any of the following acts:
  • Having sexual contact or sexual intercourse with the child.
  • Causing the child to engage in prostitution.
  • Exposing a sex organ to the child or causing the child to expose a sex organ.
  • Recording the child engaging in sexually explicit conduct.
  • Causing bodily or mental harm to the child.
Child enticement is a class D felony for which sex offender registration is required.  Wisconsin Statute 948.07.

Sexual Intercourse with a Child Age 16 or Older:  Sexual intercourse with a child who is not the defendant's spouse and who has attained the age of 16 years is a Class A misdemeanor.  Wisconsin Statute 948.09.

Exposing genitals or pubic area:  Whoever, for purposes of sexual arousal or sexual gratification, causes a child to expose genitals or pubic area or exposes genitals or pubic area to a child.  The penalty for this offense is a Class I felony; however this offense is a Class A Misdemeanor if  
  • The actor is a child when the violation occurs, or
  • At the time of the violation, the actor had not attained the age of 19 years and was not more than 4 years older than the child.
Wisconsin Statute 948.10.


* Sexual contact means: any of the following types of intentional touching, whether direct or through clothing, if that intentional touching is either for the purpose of sexually degrading; or for the purpose of sexually humiliating the complainant or sexually arousing or gratifying the defendant or if the touching contains the elements of actual or attempted battery under Wisconsin Statutes 940.19 (1):
  • Intentional touching by the defendant or, upon the defendant's instruction, by another person, by the use of any body part or object, of the complainant's intimate parts.
  • Intentional touching by the complainant, by the use of any body part or object, of the defendant's intimate parts or, if done upon the defendant's instructions, the intimate parts of another person.

* Sexual intercourse means: any intrusion, however slight, by any part of a person's body or of any object, into the genital or anal opening of another by the defendant or upon the defendant's instruction.  Emission of semen is not required.  Sexual intercourse includes cunnilingus (oral contact with the clitoris or vulva) and fellatio ​(oral contact with the penis).

* Great bodily harm means bodily injury which creates a substantial risk of death, or which causes serious permanent disfigurement, or which causes a permanent or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any any bodily member or organ or other serious bodily injury.
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CRIMINAL LAW PRACTICE
Sex crimes involving a child in Wisconsin are extremely serious offenses that subject you to very serious consequences.  It is a crime to have sexual intercourse with anyone under age 18 in Wisconsin (often called statutory rape), or to expose genitals to anyone under age 18, or to cause anyone under age 18 to expose their genitals; and in Wisconsin it is a very serious crime to have any sexual contact with a child under age 16.  In WI, including Waukesha or Milwaukee, if you are criminally charged with a child sexual assault or are facing any other allegation of a sex crime against a child, you need aggressive representation.  Our Wisconsin criminal defense attorneys in Milwaukee and Waukesha have experience in all kinds of sex crimes against children, including child sexual abuse offenses and statutory rape.  

It is our mission to offer the best Waukesha and Milwaukee criminal defense lawyer to defend you in any criminal case in Milwaukee, Waukesha, or anywhere in Wisconsin.  We guard you, your rights, your reputation, your job, your future, and your freedom!  If you have been arrested or charged with any child sex crime in Milwaukee, Waukesha, or Wisconsin, call us right away.  Any time you are accused or under investigation for statutory rape or other sexual assault or sex crime against a child, tell police officers that you wish to speak with an attorney immediately. Early intervention by an experienced Milwaukee criminal defense attorney can make all the difference in the outcome of a criminal case in Wisconsin.

Not every WI criminal defense lawyer in Milwaukee or Waukesha have the experience, trial skills, or ability to present a compelling defense in court or negotiate a favorable plea agreement. At Gamiño Law Offices, our team of accomplished Milwaukee criminal trial and appellate defense attorneys have an impressive record of winning litigation skills, from pretrial motions to court or jury trials, and appeals. With more than 30 years of combined experience, we have the competent skill and aggressive ability necessary to get the results you need.
Wisconsin Sexual Assault of a Child Charges
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