Age of Consent

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    outlanderssc

    Except that the US Federal Age of Sexual Consent is 18 – This applies in cases where any of the partners travels into or out of the United States, or from one State into another one for the purpose of a sexual encounter. Even if the age of consent is lower in that state, the age is 18 if you reside anywhere other than that state. So even if you live in Washington, where is age is 16, and travel to Maine where the age is also 16 to have sex with a 16 year old girl it’s still illegal… Read more »

    outlanderssc

    Btw- if you’re convicted of this a second time the mandatory penalty is life in prison.

    TrAyVon'S GhOSt, nuCca

    How long did they give you?

    natedog

    but what if you don’t cross state lines?

    natedog

    oh wait, you addressed that

    GrandAdmiralThrawn

    In Pennsylvania it is 16 or within four years. IE 13-17. However a 17 year old is still a minor, so even if he consents, the parents can have charges pressed. Additionally, if a 12 or 16 year old sends nude photos, and and sends them in a text, it is still distribution of child pornography. And Pennsylvania’s laws are not much different then most States.

    HoChunk

    I’m really glad I’ll never have to care about this.