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Sexual Assault: Legal Definition of Consent in Texas

Posted on June 10, 2015 by Mintzer Law

In Texas, the legal concept of consent is used to prosecute or defend cases of sexual assault. Rape, or sexual assault, is defined as the act of engaging in sexual activity with a person without their consent. Despite its name, sexual assault does not have to include actual physical violence to be illegal. Sexual assault can take place through the use of threatened violence, coercion or...

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Penalties for Statutory Rape in Texas

Posted on June 3, 2015 by Mintzer Law

In Texas, statutory rape occurs whenever a victim who is between the ages of 14 and 16 has sex with someone who is more than three years older. The reason is because Texas lawmakers have determined that anyone under the age of 17 is unable to consent to sex due to a lack of maturity. Since minors under the age of 17 are incapable of...

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What Happens If I Engage in Cybersex with a Minor in Texas?

Posted on May 27, 2015 by Mintzer Law

Law enforcement agencies have learned that the most effective use of their investigative resources is to focus on the locations where the crimes are being committed. The Internet is the newest location where adults who are intent on exploiting children can easily find victims to prey upon. The anonymity that the Internet offers makes cybersex crimes appealing to some individuals who believe they are protected from...

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