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The purpose behind most statutory rape laws is to punish grown adults who take sexual advantage of a minor.

Because the laws weren’t intended to punish two individuals close in age who engage in consensual sex, in many jurisdictions, an adult who is two or three years older than the minor will not be charged with statutory rape, or will be penalized less severely than a much older adult.

In the United States, the age of consent is the minimum age at which an individual is considered legally old enough to consent to participation in sexual activity.

She claimed it was rape, he claimed it was consensual, and a jury acquitted him of the charges.However, because of their age difference, the jury still found Dixon guilty of statutory rape and aggravated child molestation, and sentenced him to a mandatory 10 years in prison under Georgia law.In May 2004, the Georgia Supreme Court overturned Dixon’s conviction, stating that he should’ve been prosecuted on the lesser charge of misdemeanor statutory rape, which carries a maximum sentence of one year.He walked out of prison on May 3, 2004, at age 19, a free man.In an interview after his release, Dixon told The Oprah Show, “Freedom is great.The Dixon case is just one in a long line of similar legal battles teens have faced in the last decade.

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