Colorado Legal Age Of Consent (Legal Age for Consensual Sex)
What is the 2013 Age of Consent in Colorado?
The Colorado legal Age of Consent for sexual contact is 17 years old. nine states have a legal age of consent of 17.
A close in age exception to Colorado's age of consent law allows those aged 15 and 16 to engage in acts with those less than ten years older and those less than 15 to engage in acts with those less than four years older. However a 17-year-old can not legally consent to person that is in position of trust. Any actor who inflicts sexual penetration or intrusion on a victim commits sexual asault if the victim is less than fifteen years of age and the actor is at least four years older than the victim and is not the spouse of the victim; or At the time of the commission of the act, the victim is at least fifteen years of age but less than seventeen years of age and the actor is at least ten years older than the victim and is not the spouse of the victim.
Colorado Close-In-Age Exemption
What is the Age of Consent?
The Age of Consent is the age at which a person is deemed by Colorado law to be capable of consenting to, and engaging in, sexual acts. Anyone who engages in sexual activity of any type with a partner under the applicable Age of Consent is breaking the law and can be charged with crimes ranging from a misdemeanor to a felony (statutory rape) depending on the jurisdiction in which they are prosecuted. Colorado's specific laws on the Age of Consent can be found above.
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