This story out of Texas, reports that a 14-year-old junior high student is facing the possibility of life as a registered sex offender after being arrested for having sex with his 12-year-old girlfriend. He’s a seventh grader, she’s a sixth grader. They are boyfriend-girlfriend. The sex was consensual.
The State of Texas does have a “Romeo and Juliet” exemption, but that does not apply if one of the minors is under 14. Here, she was under, he was 14 and two months.
It’s unfortunate that this child (speaking of the 14 year old) will be saddled with this horrific label for the rest of his life and forever deemed a child molester for this.