State Laws. A. Statutory Rape - Criminal Offenses

09/25/2000

Any sexual activity with someone less than 16 years of age is illegal if the defendant is at least 18 years of age.[478]

Definition of Offenses

Offense Definition
Lewdness with a child under 14 years[479] Committing lewd or lascivious acts—not amounting to penetration—with someone less than 14 years of age with the intent of arousing, appealing to, or gratifying the lust or passions or sexual desires of the defendant or the victim.
Statutory sexual seduction[480] Statutory sexual seduction[481] of someone less than 16 years of age where the defendant is at least 18 years of age.[482]