A 14-year-old boy could be registered sex offender for life after being arrested over his relationship with his 12-year-old girlfriend, his lawyer has warned.
The teenager from Harris County, Texas has been charged with aggravated sexual assault after having consensual sex with the girl, who was a year below him at school.
The boy’s mother said she feared her son will be classed alongside paedophiles and rapists, a prospect she described as “sick”.
She added: “He had consensual sex with his little girlfriend and he loved her. They were boyfriend-girlfriend. And because he turned 14, they want to make him a sex offender, put him on the registry with paedophiles and child molesters – really sick and dangerous people.”‘