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Will sexual assault charges be dismissed if the 20-year-old and the 16-year-old marry with parental consent in Texas?

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Maybe. The decision is entirely at the discretion of the state prosecutor. Some prosecutors will go forward with such a case to demonstrate that the existing law is enforceable, to discourage other adults who are or are considering entering into a relationship with a minor, to help further strengthen and secure the safety for underage persons who might be subject to intimidation or coercion by an adult (not forcible acts such as rape, sexual assault, etc.) and so forth.

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