State Laws. A. Statutory Rape - Criminal Offenses

09/25/2000

Individuals under the age of 16 are deemed incapable of consent under all circumstances.[835] Sexual intercourse with someone who is at least 16 years of age and less than 18 years of age is illegal unless the defendant is the victim’s spouse.[836]

Definition of Offenses

Offense Definition
Sexual intercourse with a child age 16 or older[837] Sexual intercourse[838] with someone at least 16 years of age and less than 18 years of age where the defendant is not the victim’s spouse.
2nd degree sexual assault[839] Sexual contact[840] or sexual intercourse with someone at least 13 years of age and less than 16 years of age.
1st degree sexual assault[841] Sexual contact or sexual intercourse with someone less than 13 years of age.