Legal Age Of Consent By State
The Legal Age of Consent is the minimum age at which a person is considered by the law to be legally able to consent to, and engage in, sexual acts.
The legal age of consent in the United States varies from state to state, with different ages applicable based on a variety of factors including the genders of the actors, type of sexual act, relationship between the actors, and more. The age of consent is between 16 and 18 in all states.
Violation of these laws by engaging in sexual acts with a person under the applicable age of consent can result in charges from a misdemeanor (such as corruption of a minor) to a felony (such as statutory rape) depending on the jurisdiction and the circumstances.