State Laws. A. Statutory Rape - Criminal Offenses

09/25/2000

Sexual intercourse with someone less than 15 years of age is illegal regardless of the age of the defendant (unless the victim and defendant are married to one another).[784] It is illegal for individuals 18 years of age or older to engage in sexual intercourse with someone at least 15 years of age and less than 18 years of age unless the defendant and victim are married to one another.[785]

Definition of Offenses

Offense Definition
Causing or encouraging acts rendering children delinquent, abused, etc.[786] Engaging in consensual sexual intercourse with someone less than 18 years of age and at least 15 years of age where the defendant is at least 18 years of age and not the victim’s spouse.[787]
Carnal knowledge of child between 13 and 15 years of age[788] Carnally knowing[789] someone at least 13 years of age but less than 15 years of age.[790]
Rape[791] Sexual intercourse with someone less than 13 years of age where the defendant is not the victim’s spouse.