Some states may have special rules if one of the persons is over the legal age of consent, but under 21.The legal Age of Consent for states bordering Texas:16: Under the Alaska age of consent laws, it is second degree sexual abuse for someone aged 16 or older to engage in sexual penetration with an individual who is a) at least 3 years younger and b) aged 13, 14 or 15 years old.18: In Arizona, statutory rape is consensual sexual or oral intercourse with an individual who is below Arizona’s age of consent.In Arkansas, a person must be at least 16 years old in order to consent to sex.17: Close-in-age: In Colorado, a person who is under 15 can legally consent to have sex with someone who is no more than 4 years older.
The age of consent varies by state, with most states, including Connecticut, setting it at age 16.18: Having sex with someone under 18, if the offender is over 30, is also considered rape.
Compared to some other states, the penalties for violating Delaware’s age of consent laws are very harsh.
Moreover, if the female is 16 or 17, and the male is 3 years older, that man has also committed rape.
Under the Idaho system, if the victim is under 16, any sexual conduct will amount to lewd conduct.17: The 16 year old is below the legal age of consent.
Once a person is no longer under the age of 17 they are considered in Texas to be capable of giving consent for sexual activity.