It does not matter if the minor verbally agreed to the sexual activity, or even if he or she initiated the conduct, in the State of Nebraska an individual under the age of 16 cannot consent to sex.
Nebraska does, however, have a “Romeo and Juliet” law which prevents teenage lovers from being convicted of serious sex offenses when they engage in consensual conduct.
The law prohibits an individual 18 years old and younger from being convicted of statutory rape.
The following information was taken directly from the Nebraska state legislation website at Docs/view.php? As used in sections 28-317 to 28-321, unless the context otherwise requires: (1) Actor means a person accused of sexual assault; (2) Intimate parts means the genital area, groin, inner thighs, buttocks, or breasts; (3) Past sexual behavior means sexual behavior other than the sexual behavior upon which the sexual assault is alleged; (4) Serious personal injury means great bodily injury or disfigurement, extreme mental anguish or mental trauma, pregnancy, disease, or loss or impairment of a sexual or reproductive organ; (5) Sexual contact means the intentional touching of the victim’s sexual or intimate parts or the intentional touching of the victim’s clothing covering the immediate area of the victim’s sexual or intimate parts.
Just the mere allegation of rape or sexual assault can have a profound negative affect on your professional and personal life.