Daryl Clark was a school teacher and a softball coach. Clark will soon stand trial for several charges relating to improper conduct with a year-old girl who was a player on his softball team. But the most serious charge of sexual assault was dismissed by the courts, because he allegedly had sexual intercourse shortly after the girls 16th birthday.
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It seems that in the past several years, Nebraska residents have heard about a large number of situations in which young people are alleging that an older person inappropriately engaged in sexual activity with them or perhaps at least attempted to do so. Whether or not this is more prevalent today than in past generations is hard to say. Among the many things people should learn about in these situations is when a person can legally agree to participate in sexual activity. A person who is 16 and has sexual intercourse with a person who is 15 may be at risk of being accused of statutory rape.
In Nebraska, the age of consent is 17 years old. However, in certain circumstances, a person who is 16 or older can consent to sex with a person who is no more than 2 years older. Violating age of consent laws is considered statutory rape.
An Omaha family is frustrated with the legal system and wants change. This is a case that will never end up at the courthouse for two reasons: the sex was consensual and the age of the two involved doesn't meet the requirements for statutory rape. According to the Omaha Police report, a mother intercepted some text messages from her daughter indicating that she had sex with the janitor at Westside High.
In the United States, age of consent laws regarding sexual activity are made at the state level. There are several federal statutes related to protecting minors from sexual predators, but laws regarding specific age requirements for sexual consent are left to individual statesDistrict of Columbiaand territories. Depending on the jurisdiction, the legal age of consent ranges from age 16 to age
By Jessica Gillespie. Sixteen is the age of consent in Nebraska, and adults who engage in sexual activity with children under that age may face criminal charges for statutory rape also called sexual assault in Nebraska. Nebraska has different degrees of sexual assault, based on the age of the child and the defendant.
The Nebraska Age of Consent is 16 years old. In the United States, the age of consent is the minimum age at which an individual is considered legally old enough to consent to participation in sexual activity. Individuals aged 15 or younger in Nebraska are not legally able to consent to sexual activity, and such activity may result in prosecution for statutory rape.