Minnesota law, certain sexual behaviors are subject to heterosexual conduct. Shortly after the law passed, a teacher engaged in sexual intercourse with her year-old student, and a Texas court refused to indict her. In Maryland, people who are convicted of statutory rape and related crimes are required to register as sex offenders for at least 15 years. Prosecutors said four women's privacy rights must be protected. Archived from the original on 26 July Statethe Wyoming Supreme Court held that sexual activity with minors aged 16 or 17 could be charged under Section of Wyoming Statutes.
Any two people over the age of 16 may consent to have sex with each other, regardless of any age disparity between them.
Ages of consent in the United States
Republican state representative Dennis Reboletti of Elmhurst stated that he did not believe judges should be able to reverse decisions made by prosecutors. Causing or encouraging acts rendering children delinquent, abused, etc. Views Read Edit View history. When a former Alabama judge and would-be politician recently made a run for a seat in Congress, several women came forward with tales of being approached romantically by the man when they were teenagers. Typically, the younger the child, the more serious the offense.