Virginia Sexual Harassment Questions & Answers

Q: Can charges be pressed against 11 year old boy for sexual exploitation and molestation of a 5-6 year old and 7-8 yr old?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Sexual Harassment and Personal Injury for Virginia on
Answered on Feb 12, 2018
Peter N. Munsing's answer
As far a suing anyone, if they don't have any money there's really nothing to sue them for. You need to protect your /your husband's kids and get the kids appropriate counselling.

Suggest you contact a childrens rights attorney in Virginia to see if there are any other options.

Q: Can i refuse to take a lie detector test even after signing paperwork stating that i will?.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Sexual Harassment for Virginia on
Answered on Feb 4, 2018
Susan Fremit's answer
It depends. If a condition of your probation for a sexual assault conviction is to comply with everything your probation officer requests and she/he requests that you take a lie detector test and you refuse, it could be a problem. In that case, you need to speak to the attorney who represented you on the conviction.

If you have not been convicted of such an offense, a lie detector test, which is inherently inaccurate, cannot, in usual circumstances, be forced upon you. However, it...

Q: I was sexually harassed at work. What can I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Virginia on
Answered on Dec 23, 2017
Jonathan C. Puth's answer
The best thing to do would be to discuss it with an experienced employment attorney. You may contact me at Other lawyers who regularly represent employees are listed at I recommend you act promptly to ensure that any possible legal claims are preserved, as statutes of limitations for these types of claims can be short.

Q: Can you please tell me what sexual battery is? Code 18.2-677.4

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Virginia on
Answered on Dec 10, 2014
Thomas H. Roberts Esq's answer
First - § 18.2-517 is the end of Title 18.2.

§ 18.2-67.4 defines sexual battery. It is sexual abuse as defined by statute under conditions also described by statute. It reads as follows.

§ 18.2-67.4. Sexual battery

A. An accused is guilty of sexual battery if he sexually abuses, as defined in § 18.2-67.10, (i) the complaining witness against the will of the complaining witness, by force, threat, intimidation, or ruse, (ii) within a two-year period, more than one...

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