New york dating age laws
Penalties for statutory rape depend on the ages of the defendant and victim, and the conduct that occurred.
For example, first-degree rape includes consensual sex between a minor who is younger than 14 and a defendant who is 18 years or older.
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The age of consent in other states ranges from ages 14 to 18.
In the United States, the federal age of consent is 16.
Federal law makes it criminal to engage in sexual conduct with another person who is between the age of 12 and 16 if they are at least four years younger than the older actor.
First-degree rape carries a penalty of at least five years (and up to life) in prison.
Second-degree rape includes consensual sex between a minor who is 14 or 15, and a defendant who is older than 18.Some states, such as Florida and New York, set an age at which all sexual intercourse is considered statutory rape.