Whoever commits an indecent assault and battery on a child under the age of 14 shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than 10 years, or by imprisonment in the house of correction for not more than 2½ years.A prosecution commenced under this section shall neither be continued without a finding nor placed on file.
29-Jun-2010 Every parent knows the worry that comes when teenage children fall in love.
Intense emotions, raging hormones and the pressures of a highly promiscuous teen culture can push almost any child into early sexual involvement.
The rational of statutory rape laws is to preserve the marriageability of young unwed girls and to prevent teenage pregnancy. In Rhode Island the age of consent is sixteen (16).
Indecent assault and battery on child under fourteen.
The sentence imposed on such person shall not be reduced to less than 10 years, or suspended, nor shall any person convicted under this section be eligible for probation, parole, work release, or furlough or receive any deduction from his sentence for good conduct until he shall have served 10 years of such sentence.
Prosecutions commenced under this section shall neither be continued without a finding nor placed on file.
The emotional, psychological and social consequences of “too much/too soon” can be significant and long-term, the experts say.
But for young people in Arizona, the legal consequences of forbidden sexual activity can be completely life-shattering.
Of course, "dating" isn't "sexual contact", but if there's a few years' age difference, few are going to believe there was no sexual contact.
A person commits sexual abuse by intentionally or knowingly engaging in sexual contact with any person fifteen or more years of age without consent of that person or with any person who is under fifteen years of age if the sexual contact involves only the female breast. Sexual abuse is a class 5 felony unless the victim is under fifteen years of age in which case sexual abuse is a class 3 felony punishable pursuant to section 13-604.01. Sexual conduct with a minor who is at least fifteen years of age is a class 2 felony if the person is the minor's parent, stepparent, adoptive parent, legal guardian or foster parent and the convicted person is not eligible for suspension of sentence, probation, pardon or release from confinement on any basis except as specifically authorized by section 31-233, subsection A or B until the sentence imposed has been served or If s/he isn't 18, keep your hands to yourself.
People aged 16 and older can legally consent to sexual activity with anyone they choose, as long as the other person does not have authority over them as defined in Pennsylvania’s institutional sexual assault statute.