Could a child be convicted of statutory rape?

Asked 11 months ago - Jonesboro, LA

Is it even possible under state/federal law? What kind of attorneys would be most useful?

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  1. Ronald E. Stutes

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    Answered . Carnal knowledge of a juvenile (Louisiana Revised Statutes 14:80 and 14:80.1) requires that the offender be seventeen years of age or older. It pertains when the victim is aged 13 to 17 and there is an age difference of two years or more (misdemeanor) or four years or more (felony). If the victim is under the age of 13, La. R.S. 14:42 (aggravated rape) applies. If someone is facing one of these charges, they should consult a criminal defense lawyer.

  2. Robert Martin Louque Jr.

    Contributor Level 11

    Answered . If you are referring to a 17 year old as a child, then yes a 17 year old can be convicted of carnal knowledge of a juvenile in Louisiana.

  3. Craig Bernard Mitchell

    Contributor Level 14

    Answered . A criminal lawyer.

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