State Laws. A. Statutory Rape - Criminal Offenses

09/25/2000

Children under 16 years of age are unable to consent to sexual penetration with someone 18 years of age or older.[660] Children under 14 years of age are unable to consent to sexual acts regardless of the age of the defendant.[661]

Definition of Offenses

Offense Definition
3rd degree sexual assault[662] Engaging in sexual penetration[663] with someone over 14 years of age and less than 16 years of age where the defendant is over 18 years of age.
2nd degree child molestation sexual assault[664] Engaging in sexual contact[665] with someone 14 years of age or younger.
1st degree child molestation sexual assault[666] Engaging in sexual penetration with someone 14 years of age or younger.