However, if there are no available semen samples to match your DNA, then other evidence may be needed to prove that you did engage in sexual intercourse.
Other evidence should be corroborative such as witnesses having seen you leave a party with the minor, having observed you kissing and fondling each other or making sexual comments.
Under California law, rape is an act of sexual intercourse against the will of the victim that can occur under a variety of circumstances, including when: The crime of rape takes into consideration consent of the victim, whereas consent is irrelevant for statutory rape.
Rape is a felony, which is punishable by 8 years in state prison, and counts as a “strike” under California’s 3 strikes law. A rape conviction requires registration as a sex offender for the offender’s lifetime.
Those who break the law have committed statutory rape.
Unfortunately this is the type of offense that is sometimes the result of false accusations, like other sexual crimes.
Statutory rape charges are sometimes initiated out of revenge or anger, often initiated by a minor’s parents because they do not condone who their child is dating.
There are cases where a defendant was convicted based solely on the testimony of the minor victim.
If you are arrested or accused of any crime, you have the right to remain silent and to ask to speak to an attorney.