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Minors are legally incapable of giving consent to having sex; so for example, if Jen, a 14 year old willingly has sex with Tony, her 19 year old boyfriend, Tony can be charged with rape, since Jen is not legally capable of giving consent in the first place.(There are also “Romeo and Juliet” exceptions, discussed below, for parties who are close in age.) But if Jen and Tony are married and living in Washington, Tony need not fear criminal charges for having consensual sex with Jen.This is because Washington has a marital exemption to the state’s statutory rape laws.However, if Tony were to rape Jen (force her to have sex against her will), he would have no protection under the law even if the two are married.
It also includes a minor who is 12 or 13 and another minor who is not more than three years older (four years for sexual contact without penetration).
This offense is a class B felony, which incurs a fine of up to ,000, up to ten years in prison, or both.
Third degree child molestation occurs when there is sexual contact between a minor who is 14 or 15, and a defendant who is at least four years older than the minor. § 9A.44.073, 9A.44.076, 9A.44.079, 9A.44.083, 9A.44.086, & 9A.44.089.) Defendants charged with statutory rape have the usual defenses available to all criminal defendants, such as “Someone else committed this crime, ”or “The alleged conduct did not occur.” However, beyond these, few defenses exist for statutory rape.
This offense is a class C felony, which incurs a fine of up to ,000, up to five years in prison, or both. Defendants accused of statutory rape often claim that they had no reason to know that their partner was underage.
They may argue that the victim herself represented that she was older than she was, and that a reasonable person would have believed her.