The offense of custodial sexual misconduct occurs when an employee of a jail or other correctional institution engages in sexual intercourse or contact with someone in the custody of that institution.The offense of indecent liberties may apply to a health care provider, when sexual intercourse or contact allegedly occurs during an examination or treatment session.The type of offenses and penalties vary depending on the nature of the alleged act, the relationship between the defendant and the alleged victim, and the capacity of the alleged victim to consent to sexual activity.Many sex offenses include mandatory registration as a sex offender as a penalty.The court can deny the application except for legitimate religious, cultural, or marital reasons. No provider documentation is required for adults over 18 or emancipated minors. If submitted by mail, you will receive an authorization letter and then can receive your new card online or at a driver licensing office.In cases of alleged victims under the age of sixteen, lack of consent is presumed by law, although the exact “age of consent” ranges from twelve to sixteen depending on the difference in age between the defendant and the alleged victim.Some sex offenses are defined in part by the nature of the relationship between the defendant and the alleged victim.
Prosecutions in cases like these often turn on the credibility and reliability of the witnesses. Contact us today online or at (425) 657-3192 for a free and confidential consultation.Many agencies choose not to disclose information on their web sites about 'Level One' offenders because of the language in this RCW section. Thank you for taking the time to view this information.It is provided to educate and inform you of what is going on in your community.Other Sex Offenses Washington identifies other offenses that may involve sexual materials or conduct, but are not categorized as “sex offenses.” These offenses generally do not involve direct sexual contact with an alleged victim.Obscenity laws prohibit the display or distribution of certain types of “erotic” or “obscene” materials, particularly those involving minors.