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    Default Statutory Rape: Felony or Misdemeanor

    My question involves criminal law for the state of: Georgia

    My eighteen year old friend had sex with a fifteen year old girl. The law in Georgia states that if they are no more than three years apart, it is a misdemeanor.

    They are thirty-eight months apart in age. Which would make them three years and two months apart in age from each other.

    My question is:

    If the parents press charges against my friend, will it be considered a felony or misdemeanor?

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    Default Re: Statutory Rape: Felony or Misdemeanor

    RAPE of ANY degree is always a FELONY.


    The age difference is codified so a lesser crime than rape is chargeable, such as sexual assault.


    They are more than 3 years apart, so it would be a felony, if you quoted the law right fom GA.

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    Default Re: Statutory Rape: Felony or Misdemeanor

    Alright, I was just wondering that since this is his first offence and he is only two months over the three year mark that they would cut him some slack.

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    Default Re: Statutory Rape: Felony or Misdemeanor

    They may... they may reduce his sentence to the lower end of the range than the higher range.

    That still means about 5 years in state prison.

    Reidsville is not a happy place.

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    Default Re: Statutory Rape: Felony or Misdemeanor

    Quote Quoting cyjeff
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    They may... they may reduce his sentence to the lower end of the range than the higher range.

    That still means about 5 years in state prison.

    Reidsville is not a happy place.
    Alright. Thank you for the information. It is just hard to imagine 2 months in a case like this making such a huge difference in penalties.

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