They may argue that the child said that he or she was of age, and that a reasonable person would have believed it.
If you are a victim of sexual assault or rape, contact Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) for online help and local resources.
See Emancipation of Minors and Parental Liability Basics for related information.
Minors may consent to any treatment if in military or 16 years old and living apart from parents.
It is illegal for an adult (someone 18 or older) to have sex with a minor (someone younger than 17), even if the sex is consensual.
Those who break the law have committed statutory rape (classified as sexual assault in Texas).