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Corruption of a Minor Child

If you were charged with corruption of a minor under Ohio’s Revised Code 2907.04, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney in Cincinnati, Ohio, at Joslyn Law Firm.

Schedule a free and confidential consultation to discuss the criminal charge, ways to avoid the typical penalties, and possible defenses that might apply. 

Brian Joslyn represents clients charged with serious sexually motivated crimes in Hamilton County, the third-most populous county in Ohio, Hamilton County, and the adjacent counties of Butler County to the north, Warren County to the northeast, and Clermont County to the east.

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Elements of Corruption of a Minor in Ohio

The elements of the criminal offense of corruption of a minor under R.C. 2907.04 include:

  • the defendant is 18 years of age or older;
  • engaged in sexual conduct with another;
  • the other person was not the spouse of the defendant; and
  • the defendant knew that the other person was 13 years of age or older but less than 16 years of age or the defendant was reckless in that regard.

Definitions in Ohio’s Sex Crime Statutes

The standard jury instruction for the sexual offense of corruption of a minor under R.C. 2907.04 can be found at 2 OJI-CR 507.04 and list many of the definitions for words used in the statutory language.

The term “sexual conduct” means vaginal intercourse between a male and female, anal intercourse, fellatio, or cunnilingus, between persons regardless of sex. Under Ohio law, penetration, however slight, is sufficient to complete vaginal intercourse or anal intercourse.

Finding an Attorney for Corruption of a Minor Crimes in Ohio

If you are charged with corruption of a minor under Ohio’s Revised Code 2907.04, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney in Cincinnati, Ohio, at Joslyn Law Firm.

Attorney Brian Joslyn represents clients arrested in the largest enclaves within Cincinnati’s city limits include Norwood, Elmwood Place, and Saint Bernard. He also represents clients arrested for corrupting a minor in the nearby cities include Blue Ash, Cheviot, Deer Park, Forest Park, Harrison, Village of Indian Hill, Madeira, Montgomery, Mount Healthy, North College Hill, Norwood, Reading, Silverton, Springdale, St. Bernard and Wyoming.

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This article was last updated on Monday, March 13, 2017.

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