Sexual Abuse and Failure to Register Offenses

Sexual Abuse and Failure to Register Offenses

(June 2022) This primer provides a general overview of the statutes, sentencing guidelines, and case law regarding the application of the criminal sexual abuse and sex offender registration guidelines, §§2A3.1 (Criminal Sexual Abuse; Attempt), 2A3.2 (Criminal Sexual Abuse of a Minor; Attempt), 2A3.3 (Criminal Sexual Abuse of a Ward; Attempt), 2A3.4 (Abusive Sexual Contact; Attempt), 2A3.5 (Failure to Register as a Sex Offender), and 2A3.6 (Aggravated Offenses Relating to Registration as a Sex Offender). Although the primer identifies some of the key cases and concepts, it is not a comprehensive compilation of authority nor intended to be a substitute for independent research and analysis of primary sources.