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Michael WechslerSep 21,
Time to move this thread
Depends where you live.
In almost all states, the reporting requirements related to statutory rape are found in the section of the civil code that describes child abuse reporting.
In the remaining states, the age of consent depends on one or more of the following factors:
Take, for example, the widely publicized case of Marcus Dwayne Dixon, an year-old high school honor student and star football player who had sex with a year-old female classmate.
I'm sure this rhetorical year-old looks grown.
Others add that imprisoning men who are convicted of the crime could have a significant impact on teenage pregnancy and birth rates.
What is a reportable offense in one state may be outside the purview of law enforcement or child protective services in another.
The purpose behind most statutory rape laws is to punish grown adults who take sexual advantage of a minor.
But do these dangers warrant laws that put young people in prison?