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California State Law: What are the potential legal ramifications of?

Under CA law, there is no "Romeo and Juliet" defense such as that offered in some states; rather, the "Romeo and Juliet" provision lowers the severity of the crime from a felony to a misdemeanor. Thus, assuming everything in the comment as stated applies, the woman would likely be convicted of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and sentenced as a misdemeanor (absent some jury nullification or plea bargain). She may also be required to register as a sex offender under such a conviction. Ref: California Statutory Rape Laws & Criminal Penalties | Criminal Law CA Codes (pen:261-269)

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