California law for minors dating
Once this is conveyed to the police or prosecutor, all questioning must cease.
A minor victim, like an adult, may have felt slighted by you or is seeking to punish you for rejecting him/her by falsely accusing you of having had sex.However, this is a limited exception because it reduces the offense from a felony to a misdemeanor.The conduct is still illegal, but someone protected by this exception could see reduced jail time and fines.The age of consent can vary among states, and some states differentiate between consensual sex between minors who are close in age (for example, two teenagers of the same age), as opposed to sex between a minor and a much older adult.Though statutory rape does not require that the prosecutor prove an assault, it is still rape.However, if there are no available semen samples to match your DNA, then other evidence may be needed to prove that you did engage in sexual intercourse.
Other evidence should be corroborative such as witnesses having seen you leave a party with the minor, having observed you kissing and fondling each other or making sexual comments.
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In California, it is illegal for an adult (someone 18 or older) to have sex with a minor (someone younger than 18), even if the sex is consensual.
Those who break the law have committed statutory rape.
Adult defendants convicted of statutory rape may also be required to pay a civil penalty in addition to any criminal fines.