Connecticut Legal Age Of Consent (Legal Age for Consensual Sex)
What is the 2013 Age of Consent in Connecticut?
The Connecticut legal Age of Consent for sexual contact is 16 years old. A total of thirty one states have set their age of consent at 16, the lowest age of consent in any state.
The age of consent in Conneticut is raised to 18 in certain scenarios, such as when the older partner is in a position of power such as a non-School teacher, athletic coach, or some other position of power.
The age of consent is irrelevent (and sexual activity is criminalized) at any time in certain situations such as if one of the partners is a schoolteacher and the other a student, one partner is a psychologist and therapist and the other a patient.
Finally, minors UNDER the age of 16 and at least 13 years old can consent to sex with anyone no more then 3 years older then they are.
Connecticut Close-In-Age Exemption
What is the Age of Consent?
The Age of Consent is the age at which a person is deemed by Connecticut 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. Connecticut's specific laws on the Age of Consent can be found above.
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