State Laws. A. Age of Consent/ Voluntary Sex Between Minors

09/25/2000

Children under 15 years of age are unable to consent to sexual conduct regardless of the age of the defendant.[69] Individuals who are at least 15 years of age and less than 18 years of age are unable to consent to sexual conduct[70] unless the defendant is: (1)less than 19 years of age or still attending high school and (2) no more than 2 years older than the victim.[71]

Definition of Offenses

Offense Definition
Sexual abuse[72] Sexual contact[73] with someone less than 15 years of age if the sexual contact involves only the female breast where the defendant is not the victim’s spouse.
Molestation of a child[74] Sexual contact, except sexual contact with the female breast, with someone less than 15 years of age.
Sexual conduct with a minor[75] Sexual intercourse[76] or oral sexual contact[77] with someone less than 15 years of age where the defendant is not the victim’s spouse.
Sexual intercourse or oral sexual contact with someone at least 15 years of age and less than 18 years of age where the defendant is at least 19 years of age, not attending high school, at least 2 years older than the victim, and not the victim’s spouse.