What to do if my boyfriend was charged with sexual assault because he was 18 and I was 14 at the time but we only had sex twice in 7 months?

Is there anything that I can do to get the charges dropped or at least the protection order and, if not, will I have to wait until I’m 18 to be with him even though the legal consent age is 16?

Asked on November 19, 2014 under Criminal Law, Iowa

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

Your boyfriend needs to get a lawyer as soon as possible.  The law is clear about this issue and if convicted he could have to register as a sex offender the rest of his life.  If you really care about him I would consider how this could affect his life and what you think is best for him.  I think that you know.  


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