-- - A growing controversy about the legal fate of an 18-year-old Sebastian girl is stirring as more and more residents throw their support behind Kaitlyn Hunt.
She is accused of "lewd and lascivious assault" against a then 14-year-old Sebastian High Schoolmate.
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The age of consent for sexual conduct in Vermont is 16 years old.
Additionally, any participant of the sexual encounter must be at least 14 years of age for the Romeo and Juliet law to apply.
It is important to note that this exemption does not apply to anyone who is currently required to register for life as a sex offender.
MADISON, WI (Wisconsin Radio Network) -- Proposed legislation would change Wisconsin law so teenagers involved consensual sexual relationships don’t end up branded as sex offenders for the rest of their lives. Joel Kleefisch (R-Oconomowoc), a cosponsor of the bill, says Wisconsin’s sex offender registry contains more than 20,000 names, but not all of them are predators.
“The last thing we want to do is have so many people on the sex offender registry that it’s difficult to differentiate who is a danger and who is not,” he told Fox 6 Milwaukee. Fred Kessler’s (D-Milwaukee) bill would make consensual sex between kids ages 15 to 18 a misdemeanor.
Of those granted, four have come from along the Treasure Coast.Statutory rape under Virginia law is the sexual act where the victim is not of legal age.