However, if Tony were to rape Jen (force her to have sex against her will), he would have no protection under the law even if the two are married.Defendants charged with statutory rape have the usual defenses available to all criminal defendants, such as “Someone else committed this crime,” or “The alleged conduct did not occur.” Defendants accused of statutory rape often claim that they had no reason to know that their partner was underage.
Statutory rape laws are premised on the assumption that minors are incapable of giving informed consent to sexual activities.
Their incapacity is written into the statute—hence the term, “statutory” rape.
Of course, rape that does involve force or an assault is illegal in Wisconsin and prosecuted as forcible rape.
Assaults of a sexual nature may also be charged under the state’s assault and battery or child enticement or molestation laws.
Wisconsin 19- and 20-year-olds were “grandfathered in” by this exception after enactment of Act 337.
In effect, the state did not have a uniform age of 21 until September 1, 1988.
A lawyer can often negotiate with the prosecutor for a lesser charge or a reduction in penalties (such as, for example, probation instead of prison time); and will know how prosecutors and judges typically handle cases like yours.
If you are a victim of sexual assault or rape, contact Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) for online help and local resources.
This legislation prohibited drunkenness and the sale of alcohol to minors, and required all liquor sellers to post a ,000 bond (more than ,000 in 2007 U. Although they lost challenges in the courts, they were able to elect a legislature friendlier to alcohol consumption.
In 1874, the new lawmakers passed less restrictive laws that lowered the bond to 0, allowed Sunday liquor sales, and created certain safe havens for liquor sellers to escape liability for alcoholics.
Alcohol consumption was banned in Wisconsin during Prohibition (1920-1933).