State Laws. A. Statutory Rape - Criminal Offenses

09/25/2000

A child under 16 years of age cannot consent to sexual activity, regardless of the age of the defendant.[189] A child who is at least 16 years of age and less than 18 years of age cannot consent to sexual activity if the defendant is 24 years of age or older.[190]

Definition of Offenses

Offense Definition
Lewd or lascivious conduct[191] Lewd or lascivious conduct[192] with someone less than 16 years of age.
Lewd or lascivious battery[193] Sexual activity[194] with someone more than 12 years of age and less than 16 years of age.
Unlawful sexual activity with certain minors[195] Sexual activity with someone at least 16 years of age and less than 18 years of age where the defendant is at least 24 years of age.
Lewd or lascivious molestation[196] Lewd or lascivious molestation[197] with someone less than less than 16 years of age where the defendant is at least 18 years of age.[198]
Lewd or lascivious molestation with someone less than 16 years of age where the defendant is less than 18 years of age.[199]
Contributing to the delinquency or dependency of a child[200] A person who is 21 years of age or older commits an act of child abuse by impregnating a child who is less than 16 years of age.