My daughter is dating a convicted felon

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Remember, no one deserves to be abused (mentally, verbally, sexually, physically or emotionally) EVER. You do not have to stay in an abusive relationship, no matter how stuck you feel.

The stigma associated with being an ex-felon in America is unlike anything a person can comprehend unless they walk in the shoes of ex-felons.

Take, for example, the widely publicized case of Marcus Dwayne Dixon, an 18-year-old high school honor student and star football player who had sex with a 15-year-old female classmate.

She claimed it was rape, he claimed it was consensual, and a jury acquitted him of the charges.

However, because of their age difference, the jury still found Dixon guilty of statutory rape and aggravated child molestation, and sentenced him to a mandatory 10 years in prison under Georgia law.

In America ex-felons carry the stigma of being convicted for life.

A two-year age difference isn’t particularly alarming, and dating is fairly standard at that age.

But if these teens are having sex, and you live in a state where prosecutors aggressively enforce the law, it’s possible that your son could be charged with statutory rape.

That's something we all learned about this in civics class (unless you are a millennial who didn't take civics).

So, it is well within the authority of the legislative branch to attempt to tie the president's hands when it comes to sanctions on Russia.

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