Criminal Law Keyed to Weaver
In re G.T
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G.T., a 14-year-old boy, had sexual relations with M.N., a 12-year-old girl. According to M.N., she and G.T. were watching television at her house one night when G.T began kissing her. G.T. proceeded to have intercourse with M.N. M.N. told G.T. that it hurt, but G.T. did not stop. M.N.’s mother interrupted the intercourse and told G.T. to leave the house. M.N. began crying and told her mother what had happened. G.T. was subsequently charged with statutory rape, a delinquent act. The statutory-rape statute criminalized sexual acts committed upon people 16 years of age or younger.
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