What are the laws for statutory rape?
Question Details: I just found out my boyfriend of 10 years was having sex with my daughter when she was 13; she's 19 now. 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? If so, what type of sentence would he be facing?
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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