A child under 16 years of age is unable to consent to sexual intercourse when the other person is more than 2 years older than him or her. However, sexual contact with someone less than 15 years of age is illegal regardless of the age of the defendant.
Definition of Offenses
|4th degree sexual assault||Sexual contact with someone less than 15 years of age.|
|2nd degree sexual assault||Sexual intercourse with someone at least 13 years of age and less than 16 years of age where the defendant is more than 2 years older than the victim.|
|1st degree sexual assault||Sexual intercourse with someone less than 13 years of age where the defendant is more than 2 years older than the victim.|