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Question: What Are The Most Commonly Charged Sex Crimes In Wisconsin?

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Answer: In Wisconsin, there’s different categories of sex crimes. When it comes to sexual assault, the most commonly charged forms of sexual assault are sexual assault of a child. The reason for this is quite simple: when a child reports having been molested by somebody, the person to whom they report it usually must call the police and social services and that leads to a prosecution. So that is the sort of offense that is most likely to be charged. The second most likely offense to be charged is what for lack of a better word I would call lack of consent. I wouldn’t say the word "rape" applies; I would say that if you had sex with somebody or touched them sexually without their consent, and that usually involves some level of intoxication or force. Those are the two most common situations people find themselves under investigation or under a charge for a sex crime in Wisconsin.

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