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Sex with a Minor (Statutory Rape)

Engaging in sexual activity with a minor under the age of consent, the age at which individuals are considered competent to give consent to sexual conduct, is considered a sex crime. This differs from other types of sexual offenses in that overt force or threat need not be present. By law (statute), any such sexual activity is assumed to be coercive since the minor is considered by law to be incapable of giving consent to the acts.

If convicted, the consequences for statutory rape are very severe. It is important to work with a highly skilled and experienced criminal defense lawyer who can help you minimize the consequences you face. The attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers have a great deal of experience in these cases, and we can provide you with the best criminal defense representation possible.

If you are charged with having sex with a minor or statutory rape, please contact our criminal defense lawyers immediately for a free consultation. Jacoby & Meyers has offices nationwide.