State Laws. A. Statutory Rape - Criminal Offenses

09/25/2000

A child who is less than 13 years of age cannot consent to sexual activity, regardless of the age of the defendant.[707]  Sexual activity with someone who is at least 13 years of age and less than 18 years of age is illegal if the defendant is 4 or more years older than the victim.[708]

Definition of Offenses

Offense Definition
Statutory Rape[709] Engaging in sexual penetration[710] with someone at least 13 years of age and less than 18 years of age where the defendant is at least 4 years older than the victim.[711]
Aggravated sexual battery[712] Unlawful sexual contact[713] with someone less than 13 years of age.
Rape of a child[714] Engaging in sexual penetration with someone less than 13 years of age.