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.
Family violence can have serious-and sometimes fatal-consequences for victims and for those who see or hear the violence.
Although the offences could be used to charge someone with acts of family violence.
States Address Bullying, Harassment, and Hazing Most states have laws to address bullying, harassment, and hazing.
According to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), “Pregnancies among girls less than 18 years of age have irreparable consequences.
The agency also funds a network of victim service providers across New York State.
Family violence is when someone uses abusive behaviour to control and/or harm a member of their family, or someone with whom they have an intimate relationship.
Family violence includes many different forms of physical and emotional abuse, as well as neglect carried out by family members or intimate partners.
It may include a single act of violence, or a number of acts that form a pattern of abuse.