State Laws. A. Statutory Rape - Criminal Offenses

09/25/2000

Sexual intercourse with an individual less than 14 years of age is illegal regardless of the age of the defendant.[263] Sexual intercourse with an individual at least 14 years of age and less than 16 years of age is a crime if the defendant is at least 18 years of age.[264]

Definition of Offenses

Offense Definition
Sexual misconduct with a minor[265] Sexual intercourse or deviate sexual conduct with someone at least 14 years of age and less than 16 years of age (who is not and never has been married) where the defendant is at least 18 years of age.[266]
Fondling or touching of either the victim or the defendant with the intent to arouse or to satisfy the sexual desires of either party where the victim is at least 14 years of age and less than 16 years of age (and is not and never has been married) and the defendant is at least 18 years of age.[267]
Child molesting[268] Sexual intercourse or deviate sexual conduct with someone less than 14 years of age.[269]
Fondling or touching of either the victim or the defendant with the intent to arouse or to satisfy the sexual desires of either party where the victim is less than 14 years of age.