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Can the guy get charged for statutory rape?

Q: A friend of mine’s daughter, age 15, was dating a 20-year-old. My friend did know about the relationship and was okay with it. Her daughter got pregnant with this gentleman. Now the thing is, ... Read more

Is it legal for a 17-year-old to have sex with a 14-year-old?

Q: A co-worker of mine just found out her daughter that is really 12 (but told the boy she was either 13 or 14) is now pregnant. He is 17 and said that she kept perusing him and eventually they had se ... Read more

Child Sexual Abuse Often Swept Under the Rug

Of all forms of abuse, sexual abuse is the most likely to go unreported; particularly when it happens to a child. Parents and teachers often miss the hints that are dropped by a child who has been vic ... Read more

Child Sexual Abuse Statistics

As with all types of sexual abuse, the incidence of child sexual abuse is difficult to quantify because it is rarely reported. The definition of child sexual abuse may vary from study to study, which ... Read more

Can a Sexual Assault Victim File a Lawsuit for Damages?

We think of a sexual assault being prosecuted in a criminal case, but a sex crime can also be part of a lawsuit in a civil case. While a criminal charge against a perpetrator can bring fines, probatio ... Read more

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