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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 could 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.

If you feel that a police officer violated the civil rights of you or someone in your family, you should act quickly. First, contact our office, and tell us about your situation. You’ll talk with our staff for about 5-10 minutes. They’ll get some basic information about you and your case.

We will get back to you shortly – usually within a few hours. If your potential case is a little outside of our wheelhouse, we may refer you to attorneys, agencies, or organizations that we think might be better suited to handle your situation. Our goal is to ensure you get the best and most appropriate help possible for your particular situation. If that’s not us, we’ll try to tell you immediately and point you in the right direction.

If we think that we might be able help you, we’ll set an appointment for you to talk with one of our civil rights lawyers. We’ll discuss your case, and give you our honest assessment of its strengths, weaknesses, and value. If we then mutually agree that Madia Law will represent you, we will talk about the process of moving forward with your case.

When you talk with our civil rights lawyers, please be sure to have all relevant documents that you have in your possession. For example, that might include:  police reports, squad/body camera footage, cell phone video, any text messages or emails that you think are important, and any other documents that you think might be helpful.

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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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