age of consent


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age of consent

n.
The age at which a person is legally considered competent to give consent, as to sexual intercourse.

age of consent

n
1. (Law) the age at which a person is considered legally competent to consent to sexual intercourse
2. (Law) the age at which a person can enter into a legally binding contract

age′ of consent′


n.
Law. the age at which a person is considered competent to consent to marriage or sexual intercourse.
[1800–10]
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Noun1.age of consent - the minimum age for marrying without parental consent or the minimum age for consensual sexual relations; intercourse at an earlier age can result in a charge of assault or statutory rape; the age differs in different states of the Union
eld, age - a time of life (usually defined in years) at which some particular qualification or power arises; "she was now of school age"; "tall for his eld"
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But to send someone to prison for a consensual sexual relationship with someone over the age of consent solely because they are a school employee treats school employees differently than everyone else.
Having already determined the age of consent as being 12 under Section 181, further proscription with regard to age of consent again under Section 183 amounts to breeding ambiguity in statutory rape laws as it provides two sets of 'age of consent' under the same law,' he explained, adding that removing Section 183 would bring the age for statutory rape in line with most other jurisdictions.
At the conclusion of the investigation, considering the specific conduct disclosed by the complainant, the age of the complainant at the time, all of the evidence in the case, and the applicable law and the relevant age of consent in Illinois at the time of the alleged incidents, it is our decision that no criminal charges can be brought," Nerheim said.
In German and Italian cities the norm was 12 and in 1971 French Revolutionary Statutes called the Napoleonic Code said the age of consent at 11.
Under this provision, the age of consent for unmarried persons to engage in anal intercourse is 18 years.
JUDGE Sean Morris has sounded a warning to "frivolous photograph takers" of the dangers of taking sexual pictures of under-18s, even if they are over the age of consent.
This wide-ranging discussion explores the contradicting cultural and legal concepts surrounding the idea of the age of consent for sex, with special focus on how consent is related to the juridical and social construction of the child, the sex offender, and the homosexual.
The court also heard Johnson googled the legal age of consent four days after his alleged encounter with the girl.
The age of consent in Northern Ireland is 16, however children under 13 are protected by specific laws because they cannot legally give their consent to any form of sexual activity.
Byline: Dear Coleen but I'm assuming you're at least 16 and past the legal age of consent and hope you're that you have a boyfriend and are sleeping with him, maybe now's the time to tell your them reacting badly.
Benjamin Howells appeared before a professional conduct committee at Cardiff's Future Inn accused of having sexual relations with a young person under the age of consent and misconduct.
And that brought her into close contact with the infamous PIE - the child sex group which campaigned to have the age of consent lowered or scrapped.