Wisconsin Age of Consent Lawyers
What is the Age of Consent for Sex in Wisconsin?
In Wisconsin, the age of consent for sexual contact is 18 years old. At this age, a person can legally consent to sex with any adult, regardless of the age difference between them.
Unlike the majority of other states, Wisconsin has a single age of consent. This means that there is no allowance for minors who are under the age of consent, but close to the same age.
So, if a 17-year-old and an 18-year-old have sex, the older partner is technically committing a crime, even if there is only a 1 day age difference between them. The next day, their conduct would be perfectly legal.
The punishments for violating Wisconsin’s age of consent laws are fairly stiff. The most severe cases (sex with a person under 13) can be punished by up to 40 years in prison.
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Last Modified: 01-13-2012 04:40 PM PST
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