What are the Most Common Sex Crimes in Nevada?

Sex crimes are some of the most invasive types of crimes. Many people don’t like to talk about them due to their sensitive nature.

Nevada has very stringent laws against sex crimes committed in the state. If you have been charged with a sex crime, you likely have a pretty long road ahead. Prosecutors are motivated to convict and will prosecute to the fullest extent of the law.

A sex crime conviction can follow you for the rest of your life. It can affect where you live, where you work, the kind of work that you can do, and even who can live in your home.

If you are facing sex crime charges, you need the skill and knowledge of an experienced criminal law attorney to help you navigate the complex criminal justice system.


How does Nevada law define a “sex crime”?

Under Nevada law, any crime that has a sexual component is considered to be a sex crime. That includes both felonies and misdemeanors and can range from flashing to unwanted groping to aggravated rape. The victims can be any gender and any age, including children.

If an individual is convicted of certain sex crimes, he or she will be required to register as a sex offender. In some cases, this is a lifelong registration.


What are the ten most common sex crimes in Nevada?

Nevada law covers a very long list of acts that it defines as sexual crimes. The severity of the penalty depends on the specific crime, but the majority of these sex offenses carry fines, jail or prison time, and mandatory registration in the sex offender database.

The sex crimes that are most commonly seen in Nevada include:

  • Rape – A sex act with penetration against an individual who does not consent or who is legally incapable of giving consent. Often force is involved.
  • Solicitation of prostitution – Solicitation of prostitution and prostitution, which is performing a sex act for compensation, are prohibited under Nevada law outside of any of the licensed brothels within the state.
  • Child pornography – Any visual depiction of a child younger than 18 years old engaged in sexually explicit conduct is child pornography.
  • Indecent exposure – It is illegal for an individual to expose his or her intimate parts (genitals, breasts, etc.) in public. It is also illegal to expose them in private where they may be visible to the public.
  • Child exploitation – Under Nevada law, this is any crime that involves sexual abuse of a child younger than 18 years old unless it is rendered illegal by another criminal offense.
  • Sexual harassment – This is a broad term that includes making unwanted sexual advances, requiring sexual favors or requesting sexual favors in exchange for a better position at work or favorable treatment. Can also involve offensive communication, texts, email, phone calls, and comments of a sexual nature or in a discriminatory manner regarding their gender or sex.
  • Sex trafficking – Forcing an individual to engage in the act of prostitution. This can include transporting them to the place where they will engage in prostitution or holding there. Often involves intimidation, coercion, duress, violence, force, or threats.
  • Voyeurism – Any act that involves an individual entering onto another person’s property without authorization to do so, with the intent to peer into their home or private structure via doors, windows, or other openings.
  • Child molestation – Any act that involves sexual contact with or touching the genitals or intimate parts of a child who is younger than 15 years old.
  • Sexual extortion – The use of coercion or threats to force an individual to engage in sexual acts.


What should you do if you are arrested for a sex crime in Nevada?

If you are arrested for a sex crime, the first thing you need to do is exercise your right to remain silent. Don’t try to talk your way out of the arrest and don’t try to explain yourself. It won’t make any difference and anything you say can be used against you in court. The only thing you should say is that you want to exercise your right to an attorney.

Be polite, do what the officer says, and wait for your lawyer to show up.

You should also pay close attention to everything that goes on during your arrest. Look at the procedures the officers complete such as reading you your rights, searching your property, and things they say. These are things that your lawyer needs to know.



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