State laws pertaining to minors identify the "age of majority" in each state (usually 18), whether a minor may be legally "emancipated", and minors' ability to file a lawsuit and consent to medical treatment.
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Sixteen is the age of consent in Nebraska, and adults who engage in sexual activity with children under that age may face criminal charges for statutory rape (also called sexual assault in Nebraska). § 28-320.02 (2018).) Defendants charged with statutory rape have the usual defenses available to all criminal defendants, starting with “Someone else committed this crime” and arguing that the asserted conduct did not take place. §§ 28-318, 28-319, 28-319.01 (2018).) However, it is always a serious crime for someone who is 19 years old or older to engage in sexual activity with someone younger than 16, and a conviction for doing so can result in significant prison time. W.2d 420 (1991).) Sometimes in statutory rape cases, teens have lied to the defendants and others about their ages. If a child is under the age of 16, an adult can be prosecuted for statutory rape, no matter how reasonable it may have been to believe the child.
In 1998 Mississippi became the last state to remove this provision from its code. Any juvenile offender 14 years old or older has the case automatically transferred to the regular criminal docket of the Superior Court by operation of law, and thus stands before the court to be tried as an adult. However, in 2009 Senate Bill 185 amended the text of article 768 from anyone under 16 years to anyone under 18 years.
The laws were designed to prosecute people far older than the victims rather than teenagers close in age; therefore prosecutors rarely pursued teenagers in relationships with other teenagers even though the wordings of the laws made some close-in-age teenage relationships illegal. 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. Such a finding would allow the Court to issue orders as it finds necessary in dealing with the matter. § 768 Unlawful sexual contact in the second degree; class F felony.
If the female is over 12, the status applies on Eventually,it will because the kids growing up have less connection to religious beliefs...that will be the key in the next 50 years to altering the us.
Actually if you didn't have the deep south and portions of the midwest, the us would be a moderate left of center nation. Due to the internet & men traveling out of state or in state to meet 14/15 yr old girls/boys 14 is not legal anymore like it was in hawaii & idaho.
The legal age of consent is 18 in ca & i have seen more then my share of teen girls barely wearing anything. I just feel these are teen girls craving for attention & approval.