6 Volunteer fire fighters in Virginia have been arrested after being accused of raping a 17 year old girl and contributing to a minor. After raping the girl they put the video on Snapchat for hundreds of people to see. If convicted the men could face up to one year in prison and thousands of dollars in fines plus never be able to work for the city and fire department again. The Young woman said that at least one of the guys raped her but the other five were consensual after she was in fear of being around them. This investigation dates back to April after the mayor was alerted of the video on social media. The evidence was then handed over to the police for investigation where they identified the men and later arrested them.
Virginia law states Any person 18 years of age or older, including the parent of any child, who (i) willfully contributes to, encourages, or causes any act, omission, or condition that renders a child delinquent, in need of services, in need of supervision, or abused or neglected as defined in § 16.1-228 or (ii) engages in consensual sexual intercourse or anal intercourse with or performs cunnilingus, fellatio, or anilingus upon or by a child 15 or older not his spouse, child, or grandchild is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. This section shall not be construed as repealing, modifying, or in any way affecting. The Virginia Age of Consent is 18 years old. In the United States, the age of consent is the minimum age at which an individual is considered legally old enough to consent to participation in sexual activity. Individuals aged 17 or younger in Virginia are not legally able to consent to sexual activity, and such activity may result in prosecution for statutory rape.Virginia statutory rape law is violated when a person has consensual sexual intercourse with an individual under age 18. A close in age exemption exists that allows teens aged 15-17 to engage in sexual congress with each other, and minors 13-15 to do the same.