Like some other states, Texas has enacted this law to protect teenagers who are close in age from facing sex crime charges and convictions when they have consensual sex, even when one or both teens are below the legal age of consent which, in Texas, is Photo by Bonninstudio via Stocksy. Statutory rape is a strict liability crime, meaning that the consent of the younger person or mistake about their age is not a defense. When Shakespeare brought Romeo and Juliet to life, he was intentional in choosing two young characters as his protagonists. The Texas Age of Consent is 17 years old.
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I also believe her lawyer has not done her due diligence in representing my niece in her custody battle with her ex. Every state dictates an age at which an individual becomes legally capable of consenting to sexual activity with another person. Generally, each person must be at least 18 years old to get married. The age of consent is the age at which a person may legally consent to sexual activity. April 14,
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