Illinois Legal Age Of Consent (Legal Age for Consensual Sex)
What is the 2013 Age of Consent in Illinois?
The Illinois legal Age of Consent for sexual contact is 17 years old. nine states have a legal age of consent of 17.
The older partner commits criminal sexual abuse if he or she commits an act of sexual penetration or sexual conduct with a victim who between 13 and 17 years of age and the accused was less than 5 years older than the victim. This charge is raised to criminal aggrevated sexual abuse if the perpetrator is over five years older then the victim.
Illinois has no Close-In-Age Exemption
What is the Age of Consent?
The Age of Consent is the age at which a person is deemed by Illinois law to be capable of consenting to, and engaging in, sexual acts. Anyone who engages in sexual activity of any type with a partner under the applicable Age of Consent is breaking the law and can be charged with crimes ranging from a misdemeanor to a felony (statutory rape) depending on the jurisdiction in which they are prosecuted. Illinois's specific laws on the Age of Consent can be found above.
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