Adult girls no charge
Judge David Kent heard the Victoria-based defendant grabbed his victims on their bottoms, breasts and, in three cases, their vaginas.
Crown prosecutor Nick Mc Ghee said the defendant was seen swimming up to his victims "in quite a predatory manner".
For example, in some states sexual relations with someone less than 12 or 14 years old constitutes a first degree felony, while sex with someone older but still below the age of consent, might be a misdemeanor or lower level felony.
In other states, any act of statutory rape constitutes a felony, with serious and sometimes mandatory jail sentences resulting.
Many states require those convicted of statutory rape to register as sex offenders.State laws vary widely on these factors, with almost each state using a different calculation method to classify the level of offense.The range of offenses within a single state can involve multiple factors and include a broad range of charges.In states that do allow such a defense, it often cannot be used if the victim was particularly young, commonly under the age of 14.Factors Affecting the Level of Offense Charges and Penalties Laws punishing statutory rape often include a spectrum of offenses, ranging from misdemeanors to high level felonies.We are engaged on the issue and committed to looking at options that support our full range of digital offerings to the EU market.We continue to identify technical compliance solutions that will provide all readers with our award-winning journalism.Some states impose harsher penalties when the offender is a certain number of years older than the victim.Other state have statutes in which the age of the perpetrator alone (over 21, for example), pushes the act into a higher level of offense.The offending stopped when three of the victims approached the lifeguard on duty and he then notified police.The teenager was initially charged as an adult because he had no birth records from Afghanistan.