So, on a person’s 16th birthday, it might be possible for them to consent to sexual behavior.That does NOT mean that you can go out and have sexual contact with a 16 year old and no crime has been committed.

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If he was forty and you were ten it would be legal (but that is horrible Im not condoning that! If you two do have sex he will be done for statory rape and im sure you dont want that for boyfriend so just dont be tempted and you two will be fine :) It is not illegal to date. Here, if one of the people is 18 or older and the other is at least 4 years younger, it is illegal to have sex.

If anyone finds out, the older person could be charged with rape - not be careful :) It is not illegal to go out regularly with someone, which is what dating is, regardless of the age difference.

Often, people use the term “statutory rape” when they talk about Kentucky sex crimes.

However, there are only a couple of instances where age can determine that sexual activity is “rape.” It might be rape in the second degree (a Class C felony), if, “being eighteen (18) years old or more, he engages in sexual intercourse with another person less than fourteen (14) years old[.]” If the perpetrator is older than 21, and the victim is under 16; or if the perpetrator is over 21 and they have sex with a foster child under 18; or if the perpetrator is in a position of trust or authority (being any age), and the victim is under 16; it could be rape in the third degree (a Class D felony).

Prosecutions commenced under this section shall neither be continued without a finding nor placed on file.

In a prosecution under this section, a child under the age of 14 years shall be deemed incapable of consenting to any conduct of the defendant for which such defendant is being prosecuted.

So don’t touch her if she can’t buy her own cigarettes.

In a prosecution under this section, a child under the age of 14 years shall be deemed incapable of consenting to any conduct of the defendant for which such defendant is being prosecuted. 277, § 39." New Sex Ed: What Young People Need to Know About Sex Laws, Karen Goldberg. Inducing person under 18 to have sexual intercourse.

This blog is for entertainment purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice.

Read the "Introduction" post before reading any other blog posts. The ages for Kentucky sex crime laws can be complicated.

Ok, maybe there are more than just a “couple” of instances where age can determine that sexual activity is “rape.” My bad. It is illegal to engage in sexual activity with anyone who is incapable of consent, and there are a few reasons why a person may not be capable of consenting.