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If you are convicted, however, California law will count it as a misdemeanor, and not a felony, because you are less than three years older than she is.Although your case makes statutory rape laws seem arbitrary, a story from one of our readers illustrates why the law might protect someone underage from being exploited.Dear Panel, My younger brother got involved in a serious relationship when he was 17. The relationship progressed and he (obviously) turned 18 and she 16. Scared Sister female, age 21, Texas, USA She or anyone else can press charges against him for statutory rape because the age of consent in Texas is 17.This map displays the general legal ages of consent for heterosexual sex in the fifty states, the District of Columbia, and inhabited U. In Arkansas, a person must be at least 16 years old in order to consent to sex.17: Close-in-age: In Colorado, a person who is under 15 can legally consent to have sex with someone who is no more than 4 years older.
Thus, if an adult has sex with a minor below the age of consent, the adult may be charged with statutory rape.And if you're asking about sex, the age of consent in Maine is 16, and therefore it is legal (but not advisable, in my opinion) for a 16 year old to have sex with a 23 year old.