In these situations, both first and second degree Rape of a Child is considered a class A felony, and have similar levels of punishment. Reasonable mistake of age, or similarity in age, is not a defense to these offenses. Nov 3 Posts. All nine justices found the existing special statute allows action within. Texas age of consent is 17 years in regards to sexual activity alone. The age of consent in North Carolina is Burgess, F.
There are two laws concerning age of consent in Texas:
Washington Age of Consent
Actual "violence" is irrelevant. Sep 8 Posts. In most states there is not a single age in which a person may consent, but rather consent varies depending upon the minimum age of the younger party, the minimum age of the older party, or the differences in age. The older person is 60 months or more older than the or year-old, the person is in a significant relationship as defined by RCW 9A. Missouri has no such exception beyond the degree of crime committed. Court of Appeals overturned the sodomy conviction, saying it was unconstitutional according to the Lawrence v. There is also a corruption of minors statute against adults corrupting the morals of minors under 18 years of age.