Nebraska statutory rape law is violated when a person has consensual sexual intercourse with an individual under age 16.
Punishments may vary depending on both the offender's and the victim's ages. Close in age exemptions, commonly known as "Romeo and Juliet laws", are put in place to prevent the prosecution of individuals who engage in consensual sexual activity when both participants are significantly close in age to each other, and one or both partners are below the age of consent.
(4) In any prosecution under this section, the age of the actor shall be an essential element of the offense that must be proved beyond a reasonable doubt.
Nebraska has one statutory sexual abuse charges on the books which are used to prosecute age of consent and child abuse related crimes within the state.
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New materials at the library are the following books: by request a set of four by Diana Gabaldon-Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, and Drums of Autumn, and Breath of Scandal and Best Kept Secrets both by Sandra Brown.
Shirley also reported that the bank statements will now be issued on the same date that will correspond with statements of the village board.
There were several Certificates of Deposit that will be maturing soon; but as work on the drug store renovation is slow, we will let the CD's roll over until the money is needed.
Because there is no such "Romeo and Juliet law" in Nebraska, it is possible for two individuals both under the age of 16 who willingly engage in intercourse to both be prosecuted for statutory rape, although this is rare.  (1) Any person who subjects another person to sexual penetration (a) without the consent of the victim, (b) who knew or should have known that the victim was mentally or physically incapable of resisting or appraising the nature of his or her conduct, or (c) when the actor is nineteen years of age or older and the victim is at least twelve but less than sixteen years of age is guilty of sexual assault in the first degree.
Similarly, no protections are reserved for sexual relations in which one participant is a 15 year old and the second is a 16 or 17 year old. (2) Sexual assault in the first degree is a Class II felony.