Teens being charged with sexual assault for having consensual sex under the legal age

Some teens are now being charged with sexual assault and statutory rape after having consensual sex with close-in-age partners for being younger than the legal age of consent.

U.S. researchers are now investigating underage teens that are in consensual relationship and engaging in sexual activity that is causing them to be charged with statutory rape, being processed in the court system, and being labeled as sex offenders.

It is clear that some teens engage in sexual activity before the legal consented age and now they may be facing sexual assault charges even though neither partner feels as if they are a victim.

Some officials feel that teenagers have consensual sex with close-in-age partners should be decriminalized in order to save money and time in the court system.

If you or a loved one has been charged with sexual assault, these charges can change your life. Contact the Dallas statutory rape defense attorneys of the law office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007 today.

Texan arrested for suspicion of statutory rape

A 32-year-old Texas man was arrested for suspicion of statutory rape after he picked up a teen that he met on Facebook.

According to authorities, the man drove to the girl’s home to pick her up and then drove her back to his home town. The girl was in her early teens. Her father reported her missing and then the younger sister informed the family that her sister had met someone on Facebook. Officials said that the conversations between the man and the teen were of a “mature nature.”

The man knew the girl’s age and she knew his. Once arriving to his hometown, he got nervous and dropped the girl off at the police department and she was returned home. Police than arrested him for suspicion of online enticement of a child for a sexual act.

If you or a loved one has been accused of a serious crime, you need experienced representation to get you through this difficult time. Contact the Dallas statutory rape defense attorneys of Mark T. Lassiter, by calling (214) 845-7007 today.

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