can a 19 year old be charged for Statutory Rape when the girl is 16 and they ever did was make out and hold hands in the state of alaska?
I am a licensed attorney and would be happy to help you with this.No. The legal age of consent in the state of Alaska is 16 years old. This means that so long as the 16 year old consents to sex, her partner cannot be punished despite his/her age. Secondly, making out and holding hands would not consitute Sexual Abuse of a minor (or statuatory Rape). Please let me know if I can clarify anything, or provide you with any additional information. If not, please accept my answer. Any positive feedback will be greatly appreciated and reciprocated. Thank you very much and I wish you the best of luck!
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