In New York, only sexual intercourse between a man and a woman is considered Rape. For other sex acts, between any gender combination, you could be charged with the crime of Criminal Sex Act. A sexually related conviction can have lifelong consequences and therefore it is important for your criminal defense lawyer to have experience defending people charged with Criminal Sex Acts.
The crime of Criminal Sex Act has three degrees, Criminal Sex Act in the Third Degree in violation of N.Y. Penal Law § 130.40, a class E Felony; Criminal Sex Act in the Second Degree in violation of N.Y. Penal Law § 130.45, a class D Felony; and Criminal Sex Act in the First Degree in violation of N.Y. Penal Law § 130.50, a class B Felony. A conviction for any of these crimes could result in significant jail or prison time and will require registration as a Sex Offender.