Texas Legal Age Of Consent (Legal Age for Consensual Sex)
What is the 2013 Age of Consent in Texas?
The Texas legal Age of Consent for sexual contact is 17 years old. nine states have a legal age of consent of 17.
While there is no close-in-age exemption to the Texas legal age of consent, it is an acceptible defense in court if the defendant is less then 3 years older then the victim and the sexual act was consentual.
Texas 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 Texas 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. Texas's specific laws on the Age of Consent can be found above.
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