This year the event will also include U17 teams from Brazil, Portugal and Turkey.
The SD SRC has developed several programs to identify and assist referees to improve and advance.
22-22-1.4 Exception for mitigating circumstances--Factual basis relied upon in writing. 22-22-7.2 Sexual contact with person incapable of consenting--Felony.
22-22-2 Sexual penetration defined--Acts constituting sodomy--Medical practitioners excepted. 22-22-7.3 Sexual contact with child under sixteen years of age--Violation as misdemeanor.
South Dakota statutory rape law is violated when a person has consensual sexual intercourse with an individual under age 16.
While there is no close in age exemption, if the offender is under age 18 or no more than 3 years older than the victim, punishment is reduced.
Your 2015-16 registration expired April 15, 2016 and you MUST re-register if you wish to officiate any adult games in 2016/17.
After completion - print out the verification form and bring to your referee certification class. DA events are attended by elite youth teams, with the Nike Friendlies attracting top international youth teams, including the U17 US MNT team.South Dakota does not have a close-in-age exemption.Close in age exemptions, commonly known as "Romeo and Juliet laws", are put in place to prevent the prosecution of individuals who engage in consensual sexual activity when both participants are significantly close in age to each other, and one or both partners are below the age of consent.22-22-7.4 Sexual contact without consent with person capable of consenting as misdemeanor. 22-22-7.5 Safety zone of child victim of sex crime. Because there is no such "Romeo and Juliet law" in South Dakota, it is possible for two individuals both under the age of 16 who willingly engage in intercourse to both be prosecuted for statutory rape, although this is rare. Rape is an act of sexual penetration accomplished with any person under any of the following circumstances:...(5)If the victim is thirteen years of age, but less than sixteen years of age, and the perpetrator is at least three years older than the victim. sexual intercourse with child under sixteen—Felony or misdemeanor.