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When Police Officers Have Sex with Minors.

A Minor Cannot Consent to Sex.

Minors under the age of 18 can’t consent to sex with adults under Minnesota state law.  An adult over the age of 22 who has sex with someone younger than 18 has engaged in statutory rape.  That includes police officers: police officers and law enforcement officials may not have sex with women under the age of 18.

Police Departments and Counties that Employ Police Officers are Liable for Their Behavior.

When a police officer abuses the trust placed in him by having sex with a minor, he will likely be criminally charged and go to jail.  In addition, however, the police department and County may be held civilly liable for money damages for the officer’s behavior.  You and your family can sue the police departments to recover for the sexual assault and emotional distress associated with the officer’s behavior.  The Department may be held vicariously liable for the officer’s sexual misconduct and harassment, and be forced to pay your family monetary damages to compensate for the officer’s misconduct.

Contact our Minneapolis Civil Rights and Sexual Assault Lawyers Today for a Free Consultation.

If you feel that a police officer violated the civil rights of you or someone in your family, please call us today – all consultations are free. The process for a consultation with our lawyers is pretty simple. First, call our firm. You’ll talk to a clerk for about 5-10 minutes. They’ll get some basic information about you and your case.

About 3 or 4 hours later, you’ll get a call from us. If you’ve got a case that’s a little outside our wheelhouse, then we’ll will call you and give you a referral for an attorney that we think is better suited to handle your case. Our number one goal is to make sure you get the best representation possible for your particular matter – if that’s not us, we’ll tell you immediately and get you to someone else that we trust.

If we think that we can help you, then someone will call you and set an appointment for you to talk to one of our lawyers. We’ll call you at time that works for you and discuss your case and give you our honest assessment of its strengths, weaknesses, and value. We’ll then set a time where you can come to our office and meet your lawyer personally – at that time, we’ll discuss your case in more detail, sign a contingency fee retainer agreement, and talk about the process of moving forward with your case.

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Based in Minneapolis, Madia Law is a trial firm. We represent individuals against large corporations and the government. We focus on civil rights and constitutional law, employment law, class actions, business litigation, whistleblowers, breach of fiduciary duty, police misconduct, securities litigation, unpaid wages, sexual harassment and more.

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323 Washington Ave. N
T3 Building, Suite #200
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: 612-349-2729
Fax: 612-235-3357