State Laws. A. Statutory Rape - Criminal Offenses

09/25/2000

An individual less than 16 years of age is unable to consent to sexual activities with a person 4 or more years older than him or her.[847]

Definition of Offenses

Offense Definition
3rd degree sexual assault[848] Inflicting sexual intrusion[849] on someone less than 16 years of age where the defendant is at least 4 years older than the victim.

Sexual contact,[850] without inflicting sexual intrusion, with someone less than 14 years of age where the defendant is at least 18 years of age.

Sexual contact, without inflicting sexual intrusion, with someone less than 12 years of age, where the defendant is at least 4 years older than the victim.

2nd degree sexual assault[851] Inflicting sexual intrusion on someone less than 12 years of age, where the defendant is at least 4 years older than the victim.