Follow up on previously asked question (re: oral sex, teens, statutory rape in CO?) If one is 18 (or older) and one is 15 what are the laws in CO.

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Follow up on previously asked question (re: oral sex, teens, statutory rape in CO?) If one is 18 (or older) and one is 15 what are the laws in CO.

Thanks for previous response and link. I thought I’d provide more specific info. you asked about in your answer. Also, when the law states under 15, does that include 15 or 14 and under? Thanks for your info.

Asked on May 11, 2009 under Criminal Law, Colorado

Answers:

L.M., Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

If the victim is less than 15 (all ages up to the day she turns 15) and the perpetrator is at least four years older and is not her spouse, it is statutory rape.  If the victim is 15 to just under 17, and the perpetrator is at least 10 years older and is not her spouse, it is statutory rape.  Anyone who knowingly subjects another who is not his spouse to any sexual contact, commits "sexual assault on a child" if the victim is under 15 and the perpetrator is at least 4 years older.

 


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