Sentencing for sex crimes vary from case to case, however, so you should consult a knowledgeable sex crime defense attorney for specific laws that may apply to your charge.After being convicted of a sex crime in Texas, a person is typically required to register in the Texas Sex Offender Registration Program.
For registered sex offenders who are being supervised by the court and out on parole or probation, limits on how close they can live to a school or other “child safety zones” are determined on a case-by-case basis.
It’s unclear why there is a discrepancy between the age restrictions for these actions, but it could have to do with the evolution of who is considered a minor.
A proposed draft of the penal law from 1970 defines a minor as someone under 16, a 1972 draft says under 17, and today, a minor is someone under 18.
The age of consent in Texas is 17, so the relationship itself isn’t illegal, but authorities discovered that the student had sent Leiva nude photos of herself.
Since she’s under 18, he’s now being charged with possession of child pornography.