State Laws. A. Statutory Rape - Criminal Offenses

09/25/2000

It is illegal to engage in sexual activity with an individual who is less than 15 years of age regardless of the age of the defendant.[572] Any sexual activity with someone less than 18 years of age is illegal if the defendant is at least 18 years of age.[573]

Definition of Offenses

Offense Definition
Corruption or solicitation of minors[574] Engaging in, soliciting with the intent to engage in, or causing another to engage in a sexual act[575] with someone at least 15 years of age and less than 18 years of age where the defendant is at least 18 years of age.[576]

Soliciting with the intent to engage in a sexual act with someone less than 15 years of age where the defendant is at least 18 years of age.

Sexual assault[577] Sexual contact[578] with someone at least 15 years of age and less than 18 years of age where the defendant is at least 18 years of age.[579]
Gross sexual imposition[580] Engaging in sexual contact or a sexual act with someone less than 15 years of age.[581]