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What is the Age of Consent in Arizona?
In Arizona, it is illegal to engage in sexual conduct with a person under the age of 18.
In Arizona, a genuine and reasonable ignorance of the age of the victim of statutory rape may operate as a defense. The victim must be aged 15, 16, or 17, and the offender must have been actually ignorant of his or her age, and must not have had any reason to know that the victim might be under the age of 18.
If the victim is under the age of 15, ignorance of his or her age will not be a defense.
If the victim is under the age of 18, but older than 15, and the offender is under 19 and no more than 24 months older than the victim, this is a defense to statutory rape.
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Last Modified: 04-20-2011 12:22 PM PDT
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