Some teens charged with statutory rape if underage of legal consent while engaging in sexual acts

Some teens are being charged with sexual assault for statutory rape for having sex before the legal age of consent.

According to U.S. researchers, underage teens that are having consensual, close-in-age sex are being charged with sexual assault, going through the court system, and getting the label sex offender on their record.

With an increased intimacy between young couple and a growing acceptance in the country, more and more teens are finding themselves charged with sex crimes even though neither partner feels victimized.

The report on the Adolescent Sexual Behavior and the Law shows that this is taking place and officials feel that decriminalized of close in age, consensual sex could save time and money in criminal courts.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a sex crime, this charge can change your entire life. Contact the Dallas sex crimes lawyers of the law office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling 214-845-7007.

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