Retrieved on September 17, Saturday June 13, Consensual sex where one partner is 15, 16 or 17 and the other is over 18 is a class 1 misdemeanor. A person who engages in a sexual act with another, or who causes another to engage in a sexual act, is guilty of an offense if Outline of human sexuality. Sexual activity between a 12 or year-old and another minor who is 12 or 13 or between a year-old and a year-old is a class C misdemeanor. The statute forbids inducement of sexual conduct by a child under eighteen years of age, and according to the State's evidence, Dornbusch did exactly that:
Retrieved on August 29,
Utah Statutory Rape Laws
Retrieved on October 5, For example, a 14 year old can consent to sexual intercourse with a person as old as 17 years of age. The age of consent can vary among states, and some states differentiate between consensual sex between minors who are close in age for example, two teenagers of the same ageas opposed to sex between a minor and a much older adult. Under certain aggravating circumstances, the crime becomes a Class A felony. There are separate crimes for committing any lewd or lascivious act with a person under the age of There is however a close-in-age exemption that allows minors 16 and 17 years old to consent with someone no more than five years older than themselves and minors 13 to 15 years old to consent with one another, but not with anyone 16 or over. Because the charge is a sex offense, the juvenile prosecutor can request that the proceeding designated a "serious sexual offender prosecution".