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The "Second Chance Bill," proposed by Sen. Rob Hutton, R-Brookfield and Rep. Mary Czaja, R-Irma, would reverse rules enacted in Since that time, Wisconsin's year-olds have been excluded from juvenile court, and from the services available in the state's juvenile justice system. A Gannett Wisconsin Media I-Team review shows Wisconsin is one of just nine states nationwide that prosecutes all year-olds charged with a crime or municipal ordinance violation as adults. In two states, New York and North Carolina, adult court begins even earlier: at age But when they commit a crime, we send them to adult court.
By Monica Steiner , Contributing Author. In Wisconsin, it is illegal for an adult someone 18 or older to have sex with a minor someone younger than 18 , even if the sex is consensual. Those who break the law have committed statutory rape. Statutory rape laws are premised on the assumption that minors are incapable of giving informed consent to sexual activities. The age of consent can vary among states, and some states differentiate between consensual sex between minors who are close in age for example, two teenagers of the same age , as opposed to sex between a minor and a much older adult.
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