Recent Posts in Statutory Rape Category

  • Proposed Resolution Could Require Defendants to Prove Innocence

    The American Bar Association’s (ABA) Criminal Justice Section and Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence proposed a resolution to the organization that would change the standards applied in criminal sexual assault cases. Essentially, the proposal would shift the burden to defendants in these matters, making them prove that they received affirmative consent from the alleged victim before and ...
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  • What is the Age of Consent in Massachusetts?

    The age of consent is the age when a person can consent to sexual intercourse and sexual contact with another individual over 21 years old. In Massachusetts, the age of consent is 16 years old. This means minors aged 15 or younger in the state cannot legally consent to sexual activity. In addition, there is an older law that exists the states 18 years old is an age of consent. However, this only ...
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  • The Cost of Sex Crimes

    Facing conviction for a sex crime is beyond serious. You may face prison sentences ranging from ten years to life in prison. Once you’re free, you’ll continue to face consequences such as registration as a sex offender, restrictions on where you can live, work, worship, or even visit, and the stigma of being convicted. When it comes to sex crimes, the punishments are often grossly disproportionate ...
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  • Have You Been Falsely Accused of Statutory Rape?

    One of the worst things that can happen to you is to be accused of a crime you did not commit – especially if it is an alleged sex crime such as statutory rape. In the state of Massachusetts and many other states, statutory rape is the crime of having sexual intercourse with a minor under the age of 16, even if they allegedly consented. Accusations of statutory rape can inflict irreparable damage ...
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