We will tell you what you need in a relationship, where you screwed up (without knowing it) in past relationships and a customized action plan to make your next relationship successful.In Wisconsin, it is illegal for an adult (someone 18 or older) to have sex with a minor (someone younger than 18), even if the sex is consensual.If the abuse is happening now or is violent in nature, call 911.
First degree sexual assault of a child occurs when there is sexual contact (sexual touching, even over clothing, without penetration) or intercourse (sexual penetration, however slight, with an object or body part) between a minor who is 12 or younger, and a defendant of any age. §§ 939.50, 948.02 (2017).) Second degree sexual assault of a child occurs when there is sexual contact between a minor who is 13, 14, or 15 years old and a defendant of any age. §§ 939.50, 948.02 (2017).) Sexual intercourse with a child 16 or older occurs when there is sexual intercourse between a minor who is 16 or 17 and a defendant of any age (unless the defendant is the minor’s spouse, described below). §§ 939.51, 948.09 (2017).) State law requires, in addition to the applicable fines and prison time, that people convicted of certain sexual crimes (including statutory rape) must register as sex offenders. § 948.09 (2017).) Minors are legally incapable of giving consent to having sex; so for example, if Jen, a 17-year-old willingly has sex with Tony, her 23-year-old boyfriend, Tony can be charged with rape, since Jen is not legally capable of giving consent in the first place.
This offense is a class B felony, which incurs up to 60 years in prison. This offense is a class C felony, which incurs a fine of up to $100,000, up to 40 years in prison, or both. This offense is a class A misdemeanor, which incurs a fine of up to $10,000, up to nine months in jail, or both. Wisconsin has a marital exemption for statutory rape that allows consensual sex between a married 16 or 17 year old and the adult spouse, even though their ages would prohibit it if they were not married. But if Jen and Tony are and living in Wisconsin, Tony need not fear criminal charges for having consensual sex with Jen.
The Wisconsin Child Sex Trafficking and Exploitation Indicator and Response Guide should be consulted if you have concerns that a child or youth you have contact with is being sexually trafficked or exploited.
Review the indicators in this guide and follow the directions for the appropriate response.
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