In many cases, the State will prosecute a case even if the victim refuses to testify. In that event, the victim will be notified of that decision.What Protections Are Available in Addition to Criminal Prosecution?From a more practical standpoint, as many of my clients have heard, I have a saying that goes "Don't live your life for your divorce case." By that I mean that you have to still live your life and make choices that are good for you, and not just good for your divorce case.
Although it is almost never prosecuted it is important to note that if you engage in an intimate relationship while still married you are technically violating Massachusetts law and this could be brought up in your divorce case.Generally, the age of consent for females is 16, and for males it is 18. Massachusetts currently has no law which addresses the age of consent for homosexual conduct.Under Massachusetts state laws, the standard for the age of consent is even higher when one partner maintains a position of power over the other partner, such as an employer, a teacher, or a member of the clergy.The age of consent in Massachusetts is the age at which a person can consent to sex with another person over the age of 21.Massachusetts is one of 8 states with different ages of sexual consent for males and females.