Sexual Intercourse with a Child under Wisconsin Statutes Section 948.09 makes it a class A misdemeanor punishable by incarceration in the county jail not to exceed 9 months and a $10,000 fine for an adult to have sexual intercourse with a person who was not the defendant's spouse and who has not attained the age of 18.
So the answer is "yes". If your boyfriend has been charged with a crime, he needs to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately.
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There is a technical answer and a "reality" answer. Technically, yes your boyfriend has committed a Class A misdemeanor, sex with someone 16 years of age but not married.
In reality, I don't think there is a prosecutor I know that would waste the time and taxpayer dollars to file a charge given the ages, consent and relationship involved. Whatever happens, I wish both of you nothing but the best.
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