As a general matter, this means that a person who is 16 years old can generally consent to have sex with any adult, regardless of age.17: In New Mexico, the age of consent is 17 years old.
However, if the defendant is 21 years old or older and the victim is under the age of 17, then it is second degree statutory rape or statutory sodomy.16: Under Montana’s laws, rape is called “sexual intercourse without consent” and the crime includes statutory rape.
A person who engages in sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 16 commits the crime of sexual intercourse without consent.17: The law prohibits an individual 18 years old and younger from being convicted of statutory rape.
This map displays the general legal ages of consent for heterosexual sex in the fifty states, the District of Columbia, and inhabited U. In Arkansas, a person must be at least 16 years old in order to consent to sex.17: Close-in-age: In Colorado, a person who is under 15 can legally consent to have sex with someone who is no more than 4 years older.
Thus, if an adult has sex with a minor below the age of consent, the adult may be charged with statutory rape.
A person in Kentucky commits third degree rape by engaging in sexual intercourse when the other person is: under the age of 16 and the defendant is 21 years old or older.
Under the age of 18 and the defendant is 21 years old or older and is the victim’s foster parent, or.16: The age of sexual consent in Maine is 16 years old.
This applies to both heterosexual and homosexual conduct.
16, as the age of consent, is the age at which a person may legally consent to sex with another person aged 21 or older in Maine.16: In Maryland, persons aged between 14 and 16 may consent to sex as long as the other partner is not more than 4 years older.
It also applies when a person is in a position of authority over another and coerces that other person to engage in sexual contact with the actor or with him/herself in the actor’s presence.
MYTH: Sexual assault is motivated by sexual desire.16: In New Jersey, the age of consent for sexual conduct is 16 years old.