We’re asking the South Carolina legislature to create “Sierra’s Law,” which would allow people under 18 to get Orders of Protection from abusive partners.
Sierra was murdered by her ex-boyfriend, Tanner Crolley, 18, from Lancaster, SC.
Also, retailers aren’t permitted to sell alcohol to persons under 21 years old.
However, a married person under 21 is allowed to drink alcohol at home with his or her spouse who is over 21 years old and purchased the alcohol.
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.