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What is the Age of Sexual Consent in Idaho?

In Idaho, the age of consent to engage in sex is 16 for women, and 18 for men. It is one of the few states which have different legal ages of consent for men and women. Under the Idaho system, a 16 year old female who has sex with a 17 year old male is technically committing a crime.

To have sex legally in Ohio, both partners must be over the age of consent. So, if 2 people, both of them under the age of consent, have sex, both of them are committing a crime. They are each an offender and a victim, simultaneously.

What is Statutory Rape in Idaho?

The more severe crime of statutory rape is committed when a man over the age of 18 has sex with a woman under the age of consent. Idaho is one of the very few states where statutory rape is defined along gender lines. Other acts that involve sex where one or both parties are under the age of consent constitute lesser crimes.
 

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Last Modified: 11-30-2009 11:23 AM PST

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