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In February, he was sentenced to 120 days in jail and five years’ probation for statutory rape.
Because of the ages of Collins and McQueen's daughter, Collins was charged with second-degree rape, which is the charged leveled against a suspect of statutory rape in Alabama.
Saffeels is charged with three counts of statutory rape, three counts of statutory sodomy and one count of child molestation.
The alleged incident took place in 1975, two years before the director fled the United States after pleading guilty to statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl.
Would another girl, who looks even younger, get justice after an alleged statutory rape at the hands of an older man?
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law : the crime of having sex with someone who is younger than an age that is specified by law
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