Whoever has sexual contact or sexual intercourse with a person who has not attained the age of 16 years is guilty of a Class C felony. Title 5 - Criminal Offenses. Sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree". Accessibility: Report a Digital Access Issue.
Any sexual contact of minors between the ages of 9 and 16 is Criminal sexual abuse.
New Mexico Criminal Law Offices. Most of these state laws refer to statutory rape using names other than "statutory rape" in particular. Sexual contact with child under sixteen years of age—Violation as misdemeanor. Age limitation on conviction for rape".
Supreme Court to do a rehearing, arguing that the state's sodomy laws may still constitutionally apply to 16 and 17 year olds. Puerto Rico. This crime has the same close-in-age exception as statutory rape stated above if the victim is 14 or 15 years old and the actor is 18 or younger and within 4 years of age.
Previously the age of consent was 14, the lowest in the United States. Retrieved on May 18, Other Databases. Honolulu Star-Bulletin. In JoAnne Epps, a former prosecutor and Temple University Beasley School of Law dean of academic affairs, stated that the corruption of minors charge is considered to be a separate crime from that of statutory rape; she stated that the consideration of whether a minor is consenting to sexual activity is a separate issue from whether someone is corrupting the minor's morals.
Previously the age of consent was 14, the lowest in the United States. Whoever commits criminal sexual penetration in the fourth degree is guilty of a fourth degree felony. State of Georgia occurred in and caused lawmakers to think the statute should have a close-in-age exception. An additional 15 of them were designated as aggravated offenders for crimes that, under our statutes and case law, are not aggravated.
Title 13 V. This exception was added after a landmark case, Wilson v.