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Being Charged With 1st Degree Sexual Abuse In Oregon

Serving All Of Oregon – Portland – Beaverton – Gresham

Being charged with 1st degree Sexual Abuse in Oregon is extremely serious. Individuals convicted of this Measure 11 offense will serve a minimum of 6 years and 3 months in prison, with no possible reduction in sentence.

It’s important to immediately hire an attorney who has experience with Measure 11 sexual abuse defense. No matter what the circumstances are surrounding your charges, you need a sexual abuse defense attorney that knows how to work with the criminal justice system. Charges associated with sex crimes have an added stigma that follows an individual, sometimes for life. Regardless of the circumstances of your charges, it’s imperative for people charged with this crime to call a Measure 11 sexual abuse attorney immediately.

Defending Juveniles Charged With Measure 11 Sexual Abuse Charges

If your child has been charged with 1st Degree Sexual Abuse, it’s even more important to hire an experienced defense attorney. Under Measure 11, juveniles who are 15-17 will be charged and sentenced as adults, with no option for a reduced sentence. They will serve the same minimum sentence regardless of the circumstances of the allegations, and regardless of age. If your son or daughter has been charged with a Measure 11 crime, it is vital that you hire an attorney that can fight for their rights as juveniles.

Experience With Measure 11 Sexual Abuse Charges Is Crucial

There are many variables that go into successfully defending a client against felony charges in Oregon. Having an experienced Measure 11 Sexual Abuse Attorney on your side can mean the difference between a long prison term, and freedom. Attorney Robert L. Sepp has a thorough understanding of the legal rights of defendants and how to successfully defend those accused. He works vigorously to protect the rights and integrity of his clients.

For a defendant who decides to take a plea offer, it takes an experienced and capable criminal defense attorney to find creative ways to get the district attorney to agree to a sentence outside of Measure 11. This potentially makes the defendant eligible for good time credits and sentence reduction programs.

Definition Of Measure 11 Sexual Abuse Charges In Oregon

  1. According to Oregon Revised Statute § 163.427 (2015), a person commits the crime of sexual abuse in the first degree when that person:
    1. (a) Subjects another person to sexual contact and:
      1. (A) The victim is less than 14 years of age;
      2. (B) The victim is subjected to forcible compulsion by the actor; or
      3. (C) The victim is incapable of consent by reason of being mentally defective, mentally incapacitated or physically helpless; or
    2. (b) Intentionally causes a person under 18 years of age to touch or contact the mouth, anus or sex organs of an animal for the purpose of arousing or gratifying the sexual desire of a person.
  2. Sexual abuse in the first degree is a Class B felony

Robert L. Sepp, Attorney at Law has many years of experience with a wide range of crimes. Measure 11 has landed a lot of new faces in jail. He will fight for your continued freedom.

Contact Robert L. Sepp today and learn whether your case qualifies for a consultation.


Located in West Linn, Robert L. Sepp, Attorney at Law is proud to represent clients in the Portland metro area, Willamette Valley, Oregon Coast, Bend, Medford, Eugene and throughout the entire state of Oregon.