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Rape and sexual assault are examples of sex crimes in Alaska. Even a mere accusation can badly hurt the accused's reputation. When you find yourself arrested for or accused of sexual assault, you mustn't leave yourself unprotected. Having firm legal counsel on your side is the first step towards building an effective defense. At Trial Guy, Anchorage sexual assault attorneys have vast experience to serve you with. If you or a loved one has been charged or arrested with a sexual crime in Alaska, you must act quickly and speak with a seasoned criminal defense attorney in Alaska. Most often, individuals will face the consequences of public scrutiny and the criminal justice system. You need an experienced attorney on your side to protect your rights in this challenging time.

The Anchorage sexual offense lawyers at the Trial Guy law firm have decades of experience guiding clients through the legal system. We provide legal advice and defense to clients throughout Alaska on various sexual offense charges, including prostitution, sexual assault, sexual abuse, rape, and more.

Contact Now or call at 907-262-9164, our sex crime defense attorney, Eric Derleth in Alaska, today to learn more about how we can help you. Good and innocent people are often charged with erroneous sex crime charges. The Trial Guy is near you, with criminal defense offices in Anchorage and Soldotna to help fight false sex crime charges anytime and anywhere. In today's internet world, it is also easy to mistakenly download child pornography or be induced to download child pornography by the police or Federal child pornography investigators. Let our experienced lawyers protect your rights, freedom, and reputation.

Sexual Assault

In Alaska, sexual offenses and sexual assault have become increasingly complex to understand, mainly when one party thinks the other party willingly participates in flirtatious behavior. As the boundaries between acceptable conduct and sexual offenses widen, it is still imperative to learn what sexual assault is.

Sexual assault happens when one party initiates sexual behavior, which the recipient of such behavior does not condone. In simple words, sexual assault comes into place without the consent of the other person. Sexual assault is highly concerned with permission. When a party consents to sexual contact unless the contact involves a child legally cannot agree, the criminal defendant did not commit a sex crime in Alaska.

What is Considered a Sex Crime?

Although there are various sex crimes, almost all are considered 'deviant' sex acts or unwillingly and non-consensual sexual acts. A list is given below of the different sex crimes.

  1. Child Sexual abuse

It is a form of child abuse that involves sexual activity with a minor. Being arrested for child sexual abuse can have lifelong consequences for the wrongdoer. Sexual abuse charges include intercourse, masturbation, or indecent exposure to a minor in the presence of a minor. It also consists of the sharing, owning, or production of pornographic photos of children and sex trafficking.

  1. Sexual Assault

Refers to sexual behavior that happens without the apparent willingness of the alleged victim. Some forms of sexual assault include attempted unwanted "sexual touching" like oral sex, penetration, or attempted penetration during any rape.

  1. Intimate Partner Sexual Violence

This sex crime refers to sexual assault done by a person in a relationship with the alleged, including intimate partner sexual violence, domestic violence, spousal rape, or intimate partner rape.

Penalties for Sexual Crimes in Alaska

Sex crime consequences vary depending on the severity of the wrong done. In Alaska, there are 4 degrees of sexual assault. The penalties will vary depending on the damage caused or the seriousness of the crime.

The penalties for sex crimes include:

1st Degree: Assault in the first degree happens when a person engages in sexual assault, injuring that victim, while sexual assault in the second degree is defined almost similarly, excluding physical harm.

2nd Degree: Sexual assault in this degree is a Class B felony culpable by up to 99 years in jail, while first-degree sexual assault is an unclassified felony.

3rd Degree: Sexual assault in the third degree falls under Class C felony, and if the assault results in a 1st-degree felony conviction, the offender could face 2 to 12 years in jail.

4th Degree: Sexual assault in the fourth degree falls under a Class A misdemeanor and is culpable by up to one year of jail time and a possible fine of up to $25,000.

Statutory Rape: Under Alaskan statutes, it happens when sexual assault is classified as rape with a youth. In such instances, consent is immaterial. Even if a child has shown that they agree to engage in sexual activity, it is still considered statutory rape, and such offenses constitute sexual abuse.

Remember, whether you have been charged with sexual assault of Class A or above, it is vital to know the specific events that happened during the alleged sexual offense.

We Provide Aggressive Representation for Your Rights!

Our team at Trial Guy is experienced in handling a wide range of sex crime cases, including but not limited to child pornography, sexual abuse of minors, sexual assault (rape), and unlawful exploitation.

Eric Derleth will work hard to build you a strong defense case, so you do not lose your rights to unsupported charges. Whether you anticipate being investigated, are under investigation, or are already facing charges, you can rely on our seasoned sex crime defense attorneys in Alaska to provide you with the representation you need.

Attorney Eric Derleth will investigate your case and help you get the best outcome for your case, whether that's dismissal, acquittal, or reduced charges. As a Soldotna sex crimes defense attorney with vast experience practicing personal injury law in Alaska, we can help you avoid conviction and harsh penalties. 

If you have been accused of a sex crime, you need to contact an attorney soon. Call at 907-262-9164 your local sex crime lawyer, Attorney Eric Derleth, Serving Anchorage, Soldotna, Kenai, and the Palmer/Wasilla areas of Alaska Today for Free Confidential Consultation Today!

Never Speak with The Police Regarding Any Potential Sex Charges, Sex Crimes, or Child Pornography Charges without First Speaking to An Experienced Sex Crimes Lawyer in Alaska


With Alaska in his blood, for 25 years, the "Trial Guy," Eric Derleth has helped the people in Anchorage, Kenai, and Palmer / Wasilla areas as a personal injury and criminal lawyer. Born and raised in Soldotna, Eric truly understands Alaska’s laws, the people, and the true nature of Alaska. The Trial Guy was raised in a log cabin in Alaska with a belief in America, and a belief in strong individual liberty guaranteed by our Constitution and was raised to fight for the rights of all of Alaska. Eric has expanded his criminal defense and auto accident injury lawyers practice near you, with offices in Anchorage and Soldotna. LEARN MORE ABOUT ERIC