Maine Legal Age Of Consent (Legal Age for Consensual Sex)
What is the 2013 Age of Consent in Maine?
The Maine 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.
Teenagers aged 14 and 15 may engage in sexual intercourse with partners who are less than 5 years older under a close-in-age exemption to the Maine legal age of consent. A person is guilty of sexual abuse of a minor if the person engages in a sexual act with another person, not the actor's spouse, who is either 14 or 15 years of age and the actor is at least 5 years older than the other person.
Maine Close-In-Age Exemption
What is the Age of Consent?
The Age of Consent is the age at which a person is deemed by Maine 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. Maine's specific laws on the Age of Consent can be found above.
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