Utah Age of Consent Lawyers
What is the Age of Consent for Sex in Utah?
Utah is among the few U.S. states which have set separate ages of consent for men and women. For women, the age of consent in Utah is 16. For men, it is 18. However, for women between the ages of 16 and 18, there are some restrictions. No person under the age of 18, male or female, can legally consent to sex with a person who is more than 10 years older than the minor.
In Utah, a minor aged 14 or 15 can legally consent to have sex with a person who is less than 4 years older.
No person under the age of 14 can legally consent to sex, and having sex with someone aged 14 or younger is a fairly serious crime in Utah.
Utah’s age of consent laws only apply to heterosexual conduct. Utah currently has no valid statute which governs the age of consent for homosexual acts, so it is not clear exactly what the age of consent for such conduct is.
Violations of these laws generally carry prison sentences in the 5 year range. Should you feel that you may have an legal issue because of a relationship with a minor, you should consult with a knowledgeable Utah criminal defense lawyer.
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Last Modified: 12-23-2013 02:49 PM PST
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