What are the laws for statutory rape

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What are the laws for statutory rape

I just found out my boyfriend of 10 years was having sex with my daughter
when she was 13 she’s 19 now and I just found out but I have text messages
where he is admitting to doing it is there anything that can be done about
it since now it’s been this long and if so what type of sentence would he
be facing?

Asked on July 3, 2019 under Criminal Law, Georgia

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

Since the sexual contact with a 13-year old, if we understand your timeline correctly, occured in 2013 (there seems to have been a change in the law in your state in 2012), the criminal statute of limitations, or time period within which charges must be brought, is 7 years from the minor's 16th birthday, which means until your daughter is 23 years old. You are still in time for charges to be brought. Your boyfriend, if he was over 21 at the time, as we assume he was, could potentially face over a decade in prison and mandatory sex offender registration.


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