State Laws. A. Statutory Rape - Criminal Offenses

09/25/2000

Individuals less than 16 years of age cannot consent to sexual acts with someone who is at least 19 years of age.[467]

Definition of Offenses

Offense Definition
Debauching a minor[468] Debauching or depraving morals by lewdly inducing someone less than 17 years of age to carnally know any other person.
Sexual assault of a child[469] Sexual contact[470] with someone less than 15 years of age where the defendant is at least 19 years of age.
1st degree sexual assault[471] Sexual penetration[472] with someone less than 16 years of age where the defendant is at least 19 years of age.