I was raped by a minor (15) I am 30, I was the one charged with statutory rape because of my age and the law that protects "children". Is there any law that protects women raped by minors?! I am being threatened with a life sentence if I go to trial and lose! I also feel it is unfair to take a plea because I WAS THE ONE WHO WAS RAPED! How can someone be raped and rot in prison for being raped! this is cruel!!
As a plea is being offered, that means that you should have an attorney representing to you. Hopefully, this has been explained to you. Ultimately, it comes down to what the DA believes happened. It appears (and I am assuming from what little we know) is that the minor told the DA that you took advantage of him OR that you had a consensual relationship. Ultimately, this will come down to who the jury believes.
Are there laws that protect rape victims? Yes...but for some reason they do not believe you are the victim. If you do not believe your attorney is properly representing you, you need to hire a new one.
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