State Laws. A. Statutory Rape - Criminal Offenses

09/25/2000

An individual less than 18 years of age is unable to consent to sexual intercourse unless he or she is married to the defendant.[103]

Definition of Offenses

Offense Definition
Unlawful sexual intercourse[104] Sexual intercourse with someone less than 18 years of age where the defendant is not the victim’s spouse.[105]
Unlawful oral copulation[106] Oral copulation[107] with someone less than 18 years of age.[108]
Lewd or lascivious acts upon a child[109] Committing lewd or lascivious acts with or upon someone less than 14 years of age.
Committing lewd or lascivious acts with or upon someone at least 14 years of age and less than 16 years of age where the defendant is at least 10 years older than the victim.
Sexual penetration[110] Engaging in the act of sexual penetration[111] with someone less than 14 years of age where the defendant is more than 10 years older than the victim.