Penalties differ depending on the age of the minor, as well as the age difference between the minor and the offender. Sunday March 20, Monday July 16, If the victim is under the age of 17 subject to a three-year close-in-age exceptionthen underage sexual conduct can also be prosecuted without requiring proof of inducement under section A person responsible for the welfare of a child who has not attained the age of 16 years is guilty of a Class F felony if that person has knowledge that another person intends to have, is having or has had sexual intercourse or sexual contact with the child, is physically and emotionally capable of taking action which will prevent the intercourse or contact from taking place or being repeated, fails to take that action and the failure to act exposes the child to an unreasonable risk that intercourse or contact may occur between the child and the other person or facilitates the intercourse or contact that does occur between the child and the other person. Parents, particularly those with teenage daughters, certainly have cause for concern. In Kristin Olsena Republican member of the State Assembly of Californiasponsored a bill that criminalizes sexual relations between K teachers and students, including students over 18, as well as sexual text messages and other communications aimed at seducing a student.
Others add that imprisoning men who are convicted of the crime could have a significant impact on teenage pregnancy and birth rates.
My Son Is Dating a Minor: Should I Be Worried About the Legal Implications?
List of states and territories of the United States. Specifically, NJ state law details three circumstances of sexual assault under which the age of consent is pertinent. Archived from the original on 30 July Nonetheless, the Court recommended raising the Georgia age of consent, saying "the age of consent in many States is higher than in this State, and should be made higher here; and a committee of ladies" is petitioning to do that. Retrieved on August 4,