Statutory rape laws are premised on the assumption that minors are incapable of giving informed consent to sexual activities.Their incapacity is written into the statute—hence the term, “statutory” rape. § 3124.2 (2017).) State law requires—in addition to the applicable fines and prison time—that people convicted of certain instances of statutory rape must register as sex offenders.
G) , the earliest age that a person can legally consent to engaging in sexual conduct with you is 13.You cannot legally engage in sexual conduct with any person who is 4 or more years older than you. Code § 6301 – CORRUPTION OF MINORS Perhaps no other offense in Pennsylvania has created more confusion than Corruption of Minors.***Please note that even a communication that establishes an attempt to engage in sexual conduct with a person who cannot legally consent to such conduct with you is a violation of the law under 18 Pa. On October 10, 2010, PA legislature modified the then existing statute by creating two subparagraphs: (1)(i) which relates to conduct that is not forbidden by Chapter 31 (relating to sexual offenses), and 1(ii) which does relate to said conduct.§ 6301(1)(i) "Whoever, being of the age of 18 years and upwards, by any act corrupts or tends to corrupt the morals of any minor less than 18 years of age, or who aids, abets, entices or encourages any such minor in the commission of any crime, or who knowingly assists or encourages such minor in violating his or her parole or any order of court, commits a misdemeanor of the first degree." § 6301(1)(ii) "Whoever, being of the age of 18 years and upwards, by any course of conduct in violation of Chapter 31 (relating to sexual offenses) corrupts or tends to corrupt the morals of any minor less than 18 years of age, or who aids, abets, entices or encourages any such minor in the commission of an offense under Chapter 31 commits a felony of the third degree." In order to violate § 6301(1)(ii), one would have to first violate one of the sex offense statutes under Chapter 31 which include the 4 previously mentioned offenses.You cannot legally engage in sexual conduct with any person who is 4 or more years older than you.
F) , the earliest age that a person can legally consent to engaging in sexual conduct with you is 13.In Pennsylvania, it is illegal for an adult (someone 18 or older) to have sex with a minor (someone younger than 16), even if the sex is consensual.Those who break the law have committed statutory rape.So if you follow the age of consent conditions mention above, this would prevent violating those offenses. Code § 6318 (Unlawful contact with minor) falls within Chapter 63, and 18 Pa.Code § 5903 (Obscene and other sexual materials and performances) falls under Chapter 59, so neither of these offenses could trigger a violation of this subparagraph of Corruption of Minors.Rape includes sexual intercourse (including genital, oral, or anal penetration, however slight) with a minor who is younger than 13 years old. Penalties include a fine of up to ,000, up to 40 years in prison, or both. However, if Tony were to rape Jen (force her to have sex against her will), he would have no protection under the law even if the two are married.