On the other hand, the charge of sexual misconduct includes intercourse with an unmarried person under 18 years of age, and is only a Class C misdemeanor.While fines for sexual misconduct can reach several thousand dollars and there can be serious jail time, there is not the possibility of years in prison for consensual sex with, for example, a 17-year-old victim.It can be difficult to determine whether a young person is experiencing dating violence.These warning signs can be a starting point for deeper discussions about teen dating violence and healthy relationships.
Under Oregon’s statutory rape laws, even consensual sexual contact can be harshly punished.
The age of the defendant is immaterial, and there is no defense under the Romeo and Juliet law to first degree rape.
Under sentencing enhancements to Oregon law, conviction for sex with a child under the age of 12 carries a minimum sentence of 25 years in prison.
is a practical resource created by Stop Sexual Assault in Schools (SSAIS) for families, schools, SARTs, and community organizations.
The video follows a high school gender equity group tackling sexual harassment and assault as they interview national experts.
If you have been accused of statutory rape, or any other type of underage sex offense, you need a strong legal defense.