Aggravating circumstances can include the use of a weapon, a threat to harm the victim, or a very young victim.
For example, in Texas and Florida, sexual assault charges can be aggravated by the repeated commission of a sexual offense against a child victim over an extended period of time.
Definition of Common Law Marriage A common law marriage is one in which the couple, usually a man and woman, lives together for a period of time and holds themselves out to friends, family and the community as "being married," but never go through a formal ceremony or get a marriage license. Just "living together" is not enough to validate a common law marriage. You must live together (amount of time varies by state). You both must have the legal right or "capacity to marry" States with Limited Recognition of Common Law Marriages The following states formerly recognized common law marriages, and will generally still recognize them if couples satisfied all the requirements before the ban was in place.
Same-Sex Marriage and Common Law Currently, only Iowa, Rhode Island and the District of Columbia recognize common law same-sex marriages.
Because the charge of sexual abuse encompasses such a broad range of charges, it also carries a wide range of penalties and consequences.
Sexual abuse is a general term used to describe criminal offenses that are sexual in nature.
Some states use the term sexual abuse to describe different types of sexual assaults and indecent exposures involving child victims.
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