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minor and minor consensual sex


my friend who is a minor took another minor with her consend from her home, but her guardians have filed a missing case and rape case against him what all are the possible punishments he could get
 
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Hi Fatima!

If the family presses rape charges on the boy, then under the POCSO Act, read with Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2016, which allows for a trial of a child aged 16/17 as an adult for heinous crimes, a 16 year old can thus be prosecuted and punished for engaging in a s*xual act with a minor (irrespective of the consent) for minimum 10 years of jail, which can extend to Life imprisonment.

 
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