A Massachusetts court just ruled against a father seeking to protect his daughter from the sexual advances of an adult. On Wednesday, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled a year-old girl is permitted to enter into a sexual relationship with an adult despite parental opposition. The justices based their ruling on a Massachusetts law that established the legal age of sexual consent as The year-old girl at the center of the ruling was dating year-old Gregory Compton of the United Kingdom. The relationship largely took place over the internet using Skype, Facebook, and other social media platforms; however, court documents revealed the couple had planned to meet on three separate occasions. The father, after instructing Compton and his daughter to end the relationship, was issued a restraining order against Mr.
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MGL c. Crime against nature Whoever commits the abominable and detestable crime against nature, either with mankind or with a beast, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than 20 years. Upon a conviction for a violation of this section, the defendant shall not: Indecent assault and battery on child under A prosecution commenced under this section shall neither be continued without a finding nor placed on file.
In Massachusetts, shared legal custody is presumed by the courts unless there is evidence of misconduct by one party. Misconduct generally means abuse by one party or a total inability of the parties to communicate. Legal custody generally means the ability to obtain access to educational, medical records of the child and the ability to participate in unusual or extraordinary decisions concerning the child. Despite shared legal custody, physical custody is generally shared differently.