17 Year Old Charged With Sex With A Minor Avoids Sex Offender Registration
A young man who was 17 had sex with a 14 year old girl. He was more than three years older than the fourteen year old girl. It is a sex crime in Texas to have sex with someone under 17 years old unless the participants are within three years of age. A private lie detector test showed that the sex was otherwise consensual. A deal was worked out for the young man, who had no defense under the law, to plead to probation for injury to a child. Because injury to a child is not a sex offense, the young man avoided having to register as a sex offender.