It wouldn't matter if you tried to consent to the act or not. At 12, you are unable to give consent to sexual intercourse (despite what you may have thought at the time) and the actor committed statutory rape. This is something that can, if prosecuted, lead to up to 30 years in jail. The problem you have, though, is the duration of time from the act itself to now. There would be a definite lack of evidence and it would be reduced to your word versus the actor's. I'm also not sure what you mean by "may or may not go for it". Go for what? You seriously need to sit down and think about what it is exactly you are seeking because any legal action you take, from this point, will hinge on you and your testimony. It will also depend heavily on your decision to proceed. Any hesitation in you a good criminal defense attorney will discover and shred you on the stand. This type of claim is very serious, as it can lead to the person having to register as a sex offender for the rest of their life, so do not tread lightly.
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A 12 year old CANNOT give consent in Mississippi. Please contact a parent or counselor
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You describe a crime that you were the victim of. I feel you dont want to go to your family. if you can, thats best. If not, you can report that to the police, to a nurse or doctor, or to a teacher or counselor.
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