In May 2004, the Georgia Supreme Court overturned Dixon’s conviction, stating that he should’ve been prosecuted on the lesser charge of misdemeanor statutory rape, which carries a maximum sentence of one year.
He walked out of prison on May 3, 2004, at age 19, a free man.
And why would someone in high school want to date someone who could still be in junior high? The only reason I can think of is that they are hoping they are so young that they can convince them to do the illegal stuff.
And why would someone in high school want to date someone who could still be in junior high?
What is illegal is if one is a minor/below the age of consent and there is intimacy. In most of Europe the age of consent is 16 and below 18 a minor.
What the situation is in the US seems to rather depend on the laws of the State in question.
She claimed it was rape, he claimed it was consensual, and a jury acquitted him of the charges.
However, because of their age difference, the jury still found Dixon guilty of statutory rape and aggravated child molestation, and sentenced him to a mandatory 10 years in prison under Georgia law.
and if possible can i get a link to the article of indiana law that states such things? I know that its illegal for sexual contact and such until she is over 18 which she is abstinent and wants to wait till marriage and i want to wait till marraige as well.me and the girl have techniqually fallen for each other. my dad blew up and threw up some stuff about dateline sexual offenders and pretty much compared me to them which i dont feel is right at all. Her mom consents to the relationship, and my mom consents to the relationship.