Illegal dating age

The unusual part of the statute, as compared to most criminal statutes, is that it creates a strict liability standard.

My client answered the door half asleep in his boxers.The real problem for my client was not the threat of incarceration as I knew that State was unlikely to seek it in this case.It was equally unlikely that any judge would incarcerate him given his good faith attempt to ascertain her age as well as the fact that he was only 41/2 years older than she was.This strict liability standard can be terribly unfair to the defendant in certain circumstances including a recent client of mine.My client, who was just 19 years old at the time of the offense, rented several connecting hotel rooms one evening to throw a party.

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