California Legislature Reduces Penalties for Oral, Anal Sex with Willing Children
Some often assume their potential sexual partner is above the age of consent based on the way he or she looks, but looks can be very deceiving. Others are deceived into thinking their sexual partner is of age. The hard truth is that yes, you can still be charged with statutory rape even if you were unaware your sexual partner was under the age of This holds true even if your sexual partner lied to you about their age. In California, statutory rape involves sexual intercourse with a minor under the age of consent. Some examples of this would be a year-old male having intercourse with his year-old.
Age dating laws in california, California governor signs bill changing sex offender law
June 28, A man waves a rainbow flag while observing a gay pride parade in San Francisco, Calif. The goal of the legislation, according to California state Sen. Scott Wiener, is to bring parity to the laws governing who has to register as a sex offender in the state and to end discrimination in the courts against LGBT people.
In the United States, age of consent laws regarding sexual activity are made at the state level. There are several federal statutes related to protecting minors from sexual predators, but laws regarding specific age requirements for sexual consent are left to individual states , District of Columbia , and territories. Depending on the jurisdiction, the legal age of consent is between 16 and