Oregon Age of Consent Lawyers
What is the Age of Consent for Sex in Oregon?
In Oregon, the age of consent for sex is 18 years old. This applies across the board, to both men and women, and to heterosexual as well as homosexual conduct.
Like many other states, however, Oregon has made allowances in its age of consent laws for adolescents who are under the age of consent, but close to the same age. In general, anyone 14 or older can consent to have sex with someone who is no more than 3 years their senior.
The penalties for violating Oregon’s age of consent law are fairly stiff, but not out of line with many other states in the country. For example, second degree rape means having sex with someone who is under the age of 14. If the offender is more than 3 years older than the victim, this crime carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison. First degree rape is the same crime, except the victim is aged 12 or younger. This carries a prison sentence of up to 20 years.
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Last Modified: 11-23-2009 12:08 PM PST
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