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What is the Age of Consent for Sex in North Carolina?
In North Carolina, the age of consent for sexual intercourse is 16 years old. This only applies to heterosexual conduct. North Carolina has laws on the books which prohibit all homosexual conduct, so there is no age of consent for such conduct.
However, the Supreme Court has declared such laws, as applied to consenting adults in private settings, unconstitutional. Because of this, it is not clear what North Carolina’s age of consent for homosexual conduct is.
As in most other states, North Carolina makes some allowances for parties who are under the age of consent, but close to the same age.
Generally, someone in North Carolina who is between the ages of 13 and 16 can legally consent to sex with a person who is no more than 4 years older.
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Last Modified: 06-18-2010 02:53 PM PDT
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