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What is statutory rape?

Most people think that statutory rape is committed when a person has sexual intercourse with a minor. Though sex with a minor is indeed illegal, it is not the same as statutory rape and is not punished as severely. Statutory rape occurs when the defendant has sex with a child under 16 and there is an aggravated age difference. Section 265-23A of the Massachusetts General Laws (2011) states that the following ages and age differences are punishable as statutory rape:

  • When the child is under 12 and there is more than a 5 year age difference
  • When the child is between 12 and 16 and there is more than a 10 year age difference

If convicted of statutory rape, an offender will face 10 years to life in prison with no chance of parole until they have served at least 10 years.

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As one of the most serious of sex crimes, statutory rape could turn your life upside down if you are wrongfully convicted. If you have been accused, take immediate action in your defense by contacting a Boston sex crime lawyer from Keegan Law. Our team serves to vigorously and relentlessly fight for the rights of individuals who have been falsely accused of a sex crime. Contact us today so that we can review your case and discuss your legal options with you.

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At Keegan Law, we are proud of the amount of energy and dedication that we provide to each case. Find out for yourself by calling for your free initial consultation. Without paying a dime, you could speak with a member of our team be provided with initial legal counsel, as well as determine what options are best for you. We also offer a free online case evaluation for your convenience. Whatever you do, don’t wait to retain an attorney. Contact our firm today for the defense that you need when facing false charges of statutory rape.