May-December romances may be found between people of many ages in North Carolina. When both parties are over the age of 18, such a relationship is entirely legal. However, if one of the parties is between 13 and 15 years old, such a relationship may be illegal, and may in fact be considered statutory rape.
Being accused of a sex offense can have serious repercussions for North Carolina residents. Not only could a conviction lead to jail time and steep fines, but there are also other consequences. One of the consequences of being convicted of a sex crime in North Carolina is having to register as a sex offender. Doing so comes with various restrictions, all of which can negatively affect a person's life.
In North Carolina, being convicted of a sex crime can have negative consequences that may last a lifetime. Not only does a person face incarceration, even after their release they may need to register as a sex offender, which could affect their housing options and their ability to find a job after their release from prison. This is why it's important to establish a strong defense against sex crime charges.
Being accused of working in "the oldest profession" can quickly lead to criminal charges for an individual. If a person is convicted on prostitution charges, they can face harm to their reputation, fines, jail time and other serious consequences.
There are few things more gut-wrenching than finding out that you are the subject of a sex crime investigation. Facing sex crime investigations and charges can turn a person's life upside-down in an instant.
Some North Carolina parents will be devastated to learn that the person they entrusted to care for their children was actually a registered sex offender. The man and his wife allegedly ran an unlicensed daycare from their home and used the children in their care as part of their porn production operation. The five people involved face various sex crime charges, including sex exploitation, conspiracy, online solicitation and other felony sex offenses.
A recent report indicates that exonerations for false convictions hit a relatively high level last year and that many of these exonerations involved sexual assault cases.
One of the things that individuals here in North Carolina who have been convicted of a sex crime face is having to register as a sex offender. Status as a registered sex offender can affect what jobs a person can get and where they can live. It also can have major reputation effects. The reputation effects have become particularly amplified as new technologies have made it easier for the public to access the information on the state's sex offender registry.