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What are the potential penalties for sexual assault of a 16

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What are the potential penalties for sexual assault of a 16 year old and potentially statutory rape of a minor in massachusetts if convicted? 19 year old to two girls under 18
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Legal-Guru replied 4 years ago.
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The age of consent in Massachusetts is 16 years old so assuming there was no physical force or threats made it would not be a crime for a 19 year old and 16 year old to have sex. If that is not the situation, please advise.