Therefore, if you are 16 and your girlfriend is 19, you are only 3 years apart and it is not statutory rape.
If you want to know more about your right to consent to abortion, taking the pill, STD testing, etc., refer to the section on this website on Health Care.
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.
In May 2004, the Georgia Supreme Court overturned Dixon’s conviction, stating that he should’ve been prosecuted on the lesser charge of misdemeanor statutory rape, which carries a maximum sentence of one year.
will need to report your sexual activities to the authorities in order to protect you.
But if these teens are having sex, and you live in a state where prosecutors aggressively enforce the law, it’s possible that your son could be charged with statutory rape.
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This page explains the law about when a minor (someone under 18) can and can’t consent to sexual activity.