However, this age of consent varies widely from state to state.
Statutory rape is a strict liability crime, meaning that the consent of the younger person or mistake about their age is not a defense.
Federal law makes it criminal to engage in a sexual act with another person who is between the age of 12 and 16 if they are at least four years younger than you.
Each state takes a different approach as the age of consent has ranged from 10 to 18.
I never heard any indication from the legal system that my charges were based at all on the fact that the younger person was the same sex as I.
I never met anyone who had been charged with anything soley on the basis of the younger participant being the same gender.
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