Louisiana Legal Age Of Consent (Legal Age for Consensual Sex)
What is the 2013 Age of Consent in Louisiana?
The Louisiana legal Age of Consent for sexual contact is 17 years old. nine states have a legal age of consent of 17.
Felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile is committed when a person who is nineteen years of age or older has sexual intercourse, with consent, with a person who is between twelve and seventeen years of age. Misdemeanor carnal knowledge of a juvenile is committed when a person who is between seventeen and nineteen years of age has sexual intercourse, with consent, with a person who is between fifteen years and seventeen years of age, and when the difference between the age of the victim and age of the offender is greater than two years.
Louisiana has no Close-In-Age Exemption
What is the Age of Consent?
The Age of Consent is the age at which a person is deemed by Louisiana 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. Louisiana's specific laws on the Age of Consent can be found above.
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