Manhattan Sex Crimes Defense Attorneys

Over 60 Years of Experience Providing Aggressive Defense Representation

Have you been accused of a sex crime in Manhattan, KS? A conviction could leave serious long-term consequences, including registration as a sex offender for years to life. Our defense lawyers at CJI Law have been advocating for the accused for decades, and we bring over 60 years of combined experience to our practices. 

We defend clients against sex crimes like:

  • Rape
  • Sexual battery
  • Aggravated sexual battery
  • Aggravated indecent liberties with a child – child molestation
  • Aggravated indecent exposure
  • Indecent solicitation
  • Aggravated indecent solicitation of a child
  • Criminal sodomy and aggravated criminal sodomy
  • Unlawful sexual relations
  • Lewd and lascivious behavior
  • Sexual exploitation of a child
  • Electronic solicitation of a child

Do not wait to strategize your defense against sex crime charges. Our lawyers have previously worked as prosecutors, so we know what will be brought against you in court and how to fight against these tactics.

Schedule a free consultation with our sex crime defense lawyers at CJI Law. Defending the accused in Riley, Geary, Wabaunsee, and Pottawattamie Counties.

Rape Laws in Kansas

A person commits the crime of rape in Kansas when they engage in sexual intercourse (any level of vaginal penetration) without the other person’s consent while:

  • the alleged victim is overtaken by force or fear;
  • the alleged victim is physically helpless or unconscious; or
  • the alleged victim lacks the ability to provide consent because of a mental condition, a mental disorder, or intoxication.

Depending on the circumstances of the crime, the penalties for rape can range between the following:

  • Severity Level 1 felony (involves the use of force, victim incapacity, or an underage victim) – 12-54 years in prison and $300,000 in fines
  • Severity Level 2 felony (involves misrepresentation) – 9-41 years in prison and $300,000 in fines
  • Off-grid person felony (involves an alleged victim under the age of 14 and an adult offender) – life in prison and $500,000 in fines

Statutory rape is rape against a child younger than 14 years old. It is charged as an off-grid person felony if the offender is 18 years or older and as a Severity Level 1 felony otherwise.

Caffey, Johnson & Ingels

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    Lora D. Ingels
    Attorney & Partner
    Lora D. Ingels is a Kansas native, graduating magna cum laude from Wichita State University with a bachelor’s in political science. Ms. Ingels received her Juris Doctorate from Washburn University in 2006, and was admitted to practice in Kansas in 2006. ...
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    Erik E. Hageman
    Associate Attorney
    Erik E. Hageman, a native of Abilene Kansas worked for Caffey, Johnson & Ingels, P.A. for three years while he attended Kansas State University. During undergrad he also worked for the Dickinson County Attorney’s Office in Abilene. Erik received his ...

Sexual Battery Offenses

Another serious sex crime in Kansas is sexual battery, which occurs when an offender touches someone who is 16 years or older without their consent and for the purpose of sexual arousal. The offense becomes aggravated sexual battery when:

  • the alleged victim is overtaken by force or fear;
  • the alleged victim is physically helpless or unconscious; or
  • the alleged victim lacks the ability to consent due to a mental condition, disorder, or intoxication.

Sexual battery is a Class A person misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a $2,500 fine. Aggravated sexual battery is a Severity Level 5 person felony, which is punishable by 2.5-10.5 years in prison and a $300,000 fine.

Sex Offender Registration

In addition to the typical felony penalties of jail time and fines, convicted offenders must register as sex offenders for a period of 15 years, 25 years, or life. According to the Kansas Offender Registration Act, those convicted of certain sexual crimes like rape, aggravated sexual battery, and criminal sodomy must register. 

The specific offense will determine the length of time you will be required to register as a sex offender:

  • 15 years – sexual battery, lewd and lascivious behavior with someone under the age of 18, adultery with someone under the age of 18, patronizing a prostitute under the age of 18, other sexually motivated crimes
  • 25 years – aggravated sexual battery, criminal sodomy with a child between the age of 16-18, indecent liberties with a child, indecent solicitation of a child, promoting prostitution, sexual exploitation of a child between the age of 14-18, electronic solicitation, unlawful sexual relations, aggravated incest
  • For life – rape, aggravated criminal sodomy, aggravated human trafficking, criminal sodomy with a child between the age of 14-16, commercial sexual exploitation of a child, aggravated indecent liberties with a child, aggravated indecent solicitation of a child, promoting prostitution of children under the age of 14, committing acts as a sexually violent predator

If the individual has received a second or subsequent conviction for an offense that requires registration, they may be required to register for life regardless of the offense. Failure to register as required is a felony.

Our attorneys at CJI Law have decades of professional experience defending clients against tough criminal charges. Whether you have been accused of rape or other sex crimes, we can help you explore defense tactics unique to your situation. Do not hesitate to reach out to our team immediately for legal support; the consequences of a sex crime conviction can follow you for life, and we’re here to protect your present and your future.

Schedule a free consultation with CJI Law today to get started on your sex crimes defense.

Why Choose CJI Law?

  • Our Client's Best Interests Are Priority
  • Honest Legal Counsel & Advice
  • Skilled Litigators With Prosecution Experience
  • Over 60 Years of Combined Experience

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