State Laws. A. Statutory Rape - Criminal Offenses

09/25/2000

Sexual acts with individuals under 16 years age are illegal regardless of the of the age of the defendant.[294]

Definition of Offenses

Offense Definition
Unlawful voluntary sexual relations[295] Sexual intercourse,[296] sodomy,[297] or lewd fondling or touching with someone at least 14 years of age and less than 16 years of age where the defendant is less than 19 years of age, less than 4 years older than the victim, and the victim and defendant are the only parties involved and members of the opposite sex.[298]
Indecent liberties with a child[299] With the intent to arouse or satisfy the sexual desires of either party—engaging in (or soliciting to engage in) lewd fondling or touching where the victim is at least 14 years of age and less than 16 years of age.
Aggravated indecent liberties with a child[300] Sexual intercourse with someone at least 14 years of age and less than 16 years of age.
With the intent to arouse or satisfy the sexual desires of either party—engaging in (or soliciting to engage in) lewd fondling or touching where the victim is less than 14 years of age.
Rape[301] Sexual intercourse with someone less than 14 years of age.

Note: These crimes are only applicable in cases where the defendant and victim were not married to one another at the time of the offense.[302]