Statutory Rape

Statutory Rape Attorneys in Worcester

Providing Diligent Criminal Defense in Massachusetts

In the state of Massachusetts, the statutory rape laws are extremely harsh. At Murphy & Rudolf, LLP, our Worcester criminal defense lawyers can work hard to build your case and seek a favorable outcome.

Call us today at (508) 744-3038 for a free consultation.

Statutory Rape & Juvenile Sex Offense Laws in Massachusetts

Statutory rape (consensual sex) of a child under age 16 is a crime in Massachusetts, regardless of the age of the accused. Adjudication (conviction) as a youthful offender can result in detention. Under Jessica’s Law, there is a 10-year minimum sentence for statutory rape if the child is under age 12 and the defendant is more than five years older, or if the child is between ages 12 and 16 and the defendant is more than 10 years older.

Other juvenile sex charges in addition to statutory rape may include:

Regardless of whether the messages or images are between consenting underage partners, charges may be filed. Simply receiving sexually suggestive texts, e-mails, or social media messages can result in an arrest. Use of cellphones or the Internet to distribute these messages can also result in federal charges with severe penalties.

Passionate Defense Lawyers for Statutory Rape Charges

Even consenting partners who both are underage can be prosecuted for statutory rape, and this can have devastating consequences that may last a lifetime. Massachusetts courts take juvenile sex crimes very seriously, and having legal assistance from experienced Worcester criminal defense attorneys can make a difference. Murphy & Rudolf, LLP defends clients in a variety of juvenile sex crimes cases and can work hard to protect you or your child’s rights.

Call us today at (508) 744-3038 to learn more about our criminal defense services.

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Murphy & Rudolf LLP handles a wide range of legal issues, including criminal defense matters to complex civil litigation cases. No matter what your case involves, we understand you may be concerned about your future, rights, and interests. Our team of Worcester lawyers do all the investigatory work needed to help leverage your case into a favorable position. We fight tirelessly to secure a positive outcome with the results you need.  

Call us at (508) 425-6330 today for a free consultation.

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