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Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse (IDSI)

In the state of Pennsylvania, the felony charge of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse (often called “IDSI”) involves allegations of engaging in deviate sexual intercourse with another person (male or female) by forcible compulsion.

Although the crime of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse is similar to rape, it covers a wider range of sex acts. Like rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse accusations are serious. A charge for a sex crime such as involuntary deviate sexual intercourse can end a career, threaten a family, and destroy a reputation.

Attorney for IDSI in West Chester, Pennsylvania

If you were arrested for Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse in the state of Pennsylvania, you need to contact an aggressive criminal defense attorney to discuss your case.

Michael J. Skinner is an experienced criminal defense attorney at Skinner Law Firm. He understands the severity of sexually motivated offenses in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. With offices in West Chester, PA, he represents clients in Chester County and Delaware County, along with other surrounding areas in Pennsylvania.


Information Center for IDSI in Pennsylvania


Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse: Felony of the First Degree

A person commits involuntary deviate sexual intercourse of the first degree when:

IDSI is a felony of the first degree, the most serious of crimes, and is punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

You can be sentenced to an additional term of up to 10 years in prison if have given someone a drug rape drug, such as GHB, to make them powerless to resist the IDSI.


Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse with a Child

If a person engages in deviate sexual intercourse with an alleged victim who is less than 13 years of age, that individual can be charged with the first-degree felony offense of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child. A conviction is punishable by up to 40 years in prison.


Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse with a Child with Bodily Injury

If an alleged offender engages in deviate sexual intercourse with an alleged victim who is less than 13 years of age and the alleged act results in serious bodily injury to the child, the crime is a first-degree felony punishable by up to life in prison.


Additional Resources

§ 3123.  Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse – Read more about the penalties and fines associated with Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse, Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse with a child, and Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse with a child with bodily injury.

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) – Founded in 1975, RCAR advocates for the rights and needs of sexual assault victims as it works to end sexually motivated crimes throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. PCAR established the Vision of Hope Fund in 2005 to battle child sexual abuse by funding innovation in child sexual abuse prevention and intervention. The non-profit organization engages in research, prevention strategies, educating the public, and supporting services to children who have been sexually victimized.


Attorney for Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse in West Chester, PA

If you were arrested for involuntary deviate sexual intercourse in Pennsylvania, you need to discuss your case confidentially with an experienced Pennsylvania criminal defense attorney. Michael J. Skinner at Skinner Law Firm is prepared to assist you, no matter what criminal charges you face.

His familiarity with the courts and the resources available for people accused of sexual offenses may help you avoid the most serious criminal penalties. Related charges include rape, statutory sexual assault, sexual assault, indecent assault, indecent exposure, unlawful dissemination of an intimate image, unlawful contact with a minor, photographing sexual acts, depicting sexual acts, sexual abuse of children and corruption of minors.

Michael J. Skinner, an attorney experienced in fighting false accusations of a sex crime, has offices in West Chester and represents clients in Chester County and Delaware County, along with other surrounding areas in Pennsylvania.


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

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