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The defense can be asserted if the person accused of having sexual contact with a 14- or 15-year-old is under 21, is no more than four years older than the alleged victim and was involved in a dating relationship with the victim at the time.
Sex with a person under 14 is still considered child molesting, regardless of the age of the perpetrator.
A 16 or 17 year old cannot consent to sexual activity if: The maximum penalties for these offences range from 10 to 14 years.
To restore access and understand how to better interact with our site to avoid this in the future, please have your system administrator contact [email protected] access to the NCBI website at gov has been temporarily blocked due to a possible misuse/abuse situation involving your site.This is not an indication of a security issue such as a virus or attack.The age of consent is the age at which a young person can legally agree to sexual activity.Age of consent laws apply to all forms of sexual activity, ranging from kissing and fondling to sexual intercourse.