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Sex Offenses

What is a close-in-age exemption?

The general definition of statutory rape involves having sexual contact with an individual who is under the age of consent. The age of consent is different depending on what state you are in. In Virginia, the age of consent is 18. This means that a person over the age...

Why should you know about consent?

Facing unfounded charges of sexual violence can have detrimental effects on the remainder of your life. Even if the courts reverse their decision, the damage to your reputation could remain permanently. Sexual consent means both parties agree to all activities....

Penalties for statutory rape

Statutory rape refers to sexual intercourse with a minor, and it is a crime, even if the two willing participants are only a couple of years apart. This becomes a complicated issue, especially if someone a freshman or sophomore in college is dating his or her high...