Texas laws on dating
Indecency with a child: Indecency with a child is any sexual contact meant to arouse or gratify sexual desire between a minor below the age of 18 and a defendant who is four or more years older.
Indecency with a child is a second-degree felony in Texas, and a conviction is punishable by a sentence of 2 to 20 years in a Texas state prison.
Supporters of the Romeo and Juliet laws insist by that removing individuals who pose no threat to the public from sex offender registries, authorities are better able to determine who is dangerous and needs to be monitored.
The status of sex offender can also be a considerable barrier to employment and even to housing.
Texas statutory rape law is violated when a person has consensual sexual intercourse with an individual under age 17.
Statutory rape laws are aggressively enforced in the state of Texas.Although it protects the older person in a relationship from any requirement to register as a sex offender, it does not protect the older person from prosecution for sexual assault or statutory rape.