The and there is no relationship of trust, authority or dependency or any other exploitation of the young person.
This means that if the partner is 5 years or older than the 14 or 15 year old, any sexual activity will be considered a criminal offence.
"When you call it the age of consent, that's misleading to kids, who will think it's not permitted, that it's a crime to be sexually active before the age of 16," says Martha Mackinnon, the executive director of Justice for Children and Youth, a Toronto legal aid clinic serving low-income youth.
"A huge concern is that kids won't seek medical help, won't seek counselling, they won't seek birth control.
In addition to the age of consent, the chart also indicates whether or not there is an age-gap provision for the state.
In efforts to reduce the number of sexual assault cases, there are rules that people, including teens, must understand and follow before they ever touch someone in a sexual manner.The following chart lists the unrestricted legal age of consent for each of the 50 united states and Washington DC.This means that, at that age, an individual can have sex with whomever they wish as long as that person is consenting and they are the same age or older.To have sex with someone under the age of consent is a strict liability crime (in most states) known as statutory rape.It is often referred to by other names such as sexual assault, sexual misconduct with a child, etc.