There does NOT have to be any physical "proof" in order for one to be charged in a case of this nature.All that is actually needed to convict is : 1) the "victim's" (legal terminology) initial statement 2) the assumation of the "victim's" age by the defendant 3) the "victim's" testimony The law does not require DNA evidence, a pregnancy, or any other physical evidence. which may sound ridiculous, but better to be ridiculous in just that moment, than ridiculous from behind bars.It doesn't matter if you thought the person you were with was of legal age. It doesn't even matter if they TELL you they are of legal age, and they are not. The statute for bringing charges in these cases can be up to 3-6 years.
Emancipated minors are no longer under the care and control of their parents.
Instead, emancipated minors pay their own bills, sign legal contracts, and choose where they want to go to school.
A minor can obtain emancipation from his/her parents or legal guardians by getting married, joining the military or obtaining a court’s permission.
However, the minor must notify his/her parents or legal guardians that a petition for emancipation has been filed or explain to the court why he/she does not want to notify them.
By 1920 ages of consent generally rose to 16-18 and small adjustments to these laws occurred after 1920. From 2005 onwards states have started to enact Jessica's Law statutes, which provide for lengthy penalties (often a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years in prison and lifetime electronic monitoring) for the most aggravated forms of child sexual abuse (usually of a child under age 12). Louisiana, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the death penalty for rape of a child was unconstitutional.
As of 2015 the final state to raise its age of general consent was Hawaii, which changed it from 14 to 16 in 2001. forbids the use of the United States Postal Service or other interstate or foreign means of communication, such as telephone calls or use of the internet, to persuade or entice a minor (defined as under 18 throughout the chapter) to be involved in a criminal sexual act.Our purpose is the sharing of information, the raising of awareness, the advocacy for change. The law deems that anyone who is a minor (under the age of 18), is INCAPABLE of giving consent.Named for the fated lovers in William Shakespeare's play, the "Romeo and Juliet" Law is an attempt to define and separate the consensual acts of teens in the context of loving relationships from violent and predatory sex offenders. It doesn't matter if one has the "blessings" of one, or even both sets of parents to continue an underage relationship. It does not even have to be a parent who goes to the police with the initial "tip".Anyone, ANYONE, can provide the initial tip to police officers.Remember as well, that teachers, counselors, doctors, nurses, even daycare providers, are mandated "reporters", and as such, it is their duty to report anything of this kind of nature to police.But what if the minor is emancipated from his/her parents? A minor who is legally emancipated takes responsibility for himself/herself before he/she turns 18, or legally becomes an adult.