Statutory rape, or sexual assault of a child, in Texas can be a difficult charge to defend. If you’re an adult who had sexual contact with someone younger than 17, it doesn’t matter what you thought the person’s age was, what may have been a reasonable belief, or what that person told you. To have charges dropped, you need a valid and robust defense so you avoid a conviction and prison. What is Statutory Rape? Under state law, someone 16 years old or younger can’t legally consent to sexual contact….

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