A Civil Lawsuit Arising from Criminal Sexual Assault?

Many attorneys are aware that a person under age 18 is incapable of giving legal consent to criminal sexual conduct. So even if the person under 18 is the girlfriend of defendant and perhaps even initiates sexual conduct, the boyfriend can be convicted of a sex crime. Can that female under 18 then prevail in a civil lawsuit for civil battery against the boyfriend? The answer is maybe not because consent is a defense in a civil lawsuit to a charge of sexual battery, even if the victim is under 18. For more information on civil cases for the same conduct that may be a sex crime, click on the following link.


Los Angeles Magazine 2017 Top Attys Southern CA 2

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