Romeo and Juliet is a classic tale of star-crossed lovers who were quite young. Still, people idolize this story of desperate teenage love as something to aspire to. The reality is that in Texas, Romeo would probably have been prosecuted for the age difference between him and Juliet.
Meeting people online can be exciting, but also dangerous – as one Vidor man found out. At 19, he met a girl online who said she was of legal age of consent.
When they met up and had sex, it was discovered she was not the age she actually told him, but younger. Now he’s serving time for sexual assault on a child and will be a registered sex offender for life.[...]