Now ask them if what David Bowie did, in having sex with a fifteen-year-old fanwas wrong. If your social circle is anything like mine, you might get some different answers. Taking sexual advantage of a minor is typically considered one of the most loathsome things a person can do in Western culture.
There is no law that specifies what age you have to be to have sex; however, criminal law determines when a person can be charged with a crime for having sexual contact with a minor. I am under age Are there times when my sexual activities can be reported to the police or child protective services?
An arrest does NOT guarantee a conviction. We may be able to get the charges reduced or dismissed without a trial. Visit our page on Nevada criminal defense laws to learn more.
Title X programs cannot require parent or guardian written consent for services to minors nor can they notify parents or guardians before or after a minor has requested and received services. We encourage you to discuss your questions about sex or birth control with your parents. We know that conversation is often difficult to start. However, parents want to answer questions and teach their children how to be sexually responsible.
In common law jurisdictions, statutory rape is nonforcible sexual activity in which one of the individuals is below the age of consent the age required to legally consent to the behavior. The terms child sexual abuse or child molestation may also be used, but statutory rape generally refers to sex between an adult and a sexually mature minor past the age of pubertyand may therefore be distinguished from child sexual abuse. In statutory rape, overt force or threat is usually not present.
By Deborah C. Another TA told me that I could be arrested for statutory rape! Is that possible?
Dear Abby: The following story is fictitious: A man in his late 20s goes to bed with a year-old girl. He gets caught, is arrested, and goes to prison for a few years where he is subject to all kinds of dangers in prison because of his crime. The following story is real: A married woman in her late 20s goes to bed with a year-old boy.
Samuel Benda, now 21, was charged in with possession of child pornography for having a nude photo of his year-old high school girlfriend on his cellphone, taken on the night of their prom. The charge was dismissed in July after he successfully completed two years of probation. Such a legal arrangement is called a stay of adjudication. Once the conditions are satisfied, a judge will clear the defendant of the charges and dismiss the case.
When Carrie was 17 and started having sex with her year-old teacher, she knew what she was doing was wrong. But she never thought it would end the way it did--with him in prison and her raising a child alone. After all, they were in love.
Your year-old son is dating a year-old female classmate — no big deal, right? Take, for example, the widely publicized case of Marcus Dwayne Dixon, an year-old high school honor student and star football player who had sex with a year-old female classmate. She claimed it was rape, he claimed it was consensual, and a jury acquitted him of the charges. However, because of their age difference, the jury still found Dixon guilty of statutory rape and aggravated child molestation, and sentenced him to a mandatory 10 years in prison under Georgia law.