On these pages you will find statutory rape law information as it is listed on each state website. We do not post what we believe the age of consent to be but rather the laws so you are more informed. Statutory rape law varies from state to state so each state page includes a link to the state website where the information was pulled from. These pages are provided to you as a helpful resource only. If you are dealing with legal matters, consult with a criminal lawyer.
Statutory Rape: The phrase statutory rape is a term used in some legal jurisdictions to describe consensual sexual relations that take place when an individual has sexual relations with an individual not necessarily old enough to legally consent to the behavior.
Age of Consent: The age of consent is the minimum age at which a person is considered to be legally competent of consenting to sexual acts.