Sex Crimes Involving Children
The consenting ages for sexual relations may be stated in a state’s statute. Find legal answers about who can be held responsible for a sex crime involving children.
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While many individuals may confuse the terms “statutory rape” and child molestation, the two are very different from each other. Both terms are defined under state law, so there may be variations in the terms from one state to another.Read more
Sex crimes with juveniles generally separate into these illegal acts against other juveniles or with adults, and this could also separate the matter into the youth facing juvenile court or as an adult in the criminal justice system. The age and type of court may depend on the state and the age of the individual along with other possible aggravating factors.Read more
When the person affected by the sexual relations is under the age of majority at eighteen, he or she may file a case against the other party for criminal penalties. These charges greatly depend on the state, and the type of penalties the perpetrator will face have a foundation on the age of the victim, the age difference between the two and the state laws.Read more
The consenting ages for sexual relations may be stated in a state’s statute. However, sometimes age is only one factor when considering whether statutory rape has occurred. In some states, the parents’ permission can provide necessary consent for underage persons that helps a defendant escape criminal culpability.Read more
Children who have unstable homes are often placed in foster homes. This placement may occur because the home life is volatile. Often, foster care is treated as a temporary solution while the parent or parents in the home work on problems to later become reunited with their children. However, children may be raped, molested or sexually abused in these settings.Read more