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    khop715 is offline Junior Member
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    Louisiana age of consent general question

    What is the name of your state? Louisiana

    Age of consent in LA is 17. So is it legal for, as an example, a 30 yr old man to engage in sexual intercourse with a 17 yr old girl? If not, what possible crimes could the 30 yr old be potentially committing?
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    If it is Illegal he is looking at statutory rape...same as the one teacher having sex with her underage student thats been on tv this past week or so.

    Louisiana Age of Sexual Consent: 17
    Statutory Rape Law:
    Felony - between (1) someone age 19 or older and someone between age 12 and 17 or
    Age 17 or older with someone between age 12 and 15.
    Misdemeanor carnal knowledge of a juvenile is sexual intercourse with consent between someone age 17 to 19 and someone age 15 to 17 when the difference in their ages is greater than two years.
    [url]http://www.youngparenting.com/dadarticle1.html[/url]
    this basically says its legal as long as the person is 17 or older.
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    Yeah, it's legal but also pathetic to prey on such a young girl. What's the matter can't find a woman closer to your own age?

    Back off and let her grow up!
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    Has nothing to do with me. Just a general question about the age of consent and what it means.
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    So, another example, and please don't think this applies to me too, but a 50 yr old man could not be prosecuted for any sexual crimes (assuming the sex was consensual) with a 17 yr old girl if the age of consent is 17? Is that correct?
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    He couldn't be prosecuted for statutory rape. But that doesn't mean by a damned long shot that he couldn't be prosecuted for anything. Not to mention what her parents might have to say.

    Just exactly what are you trying to get at here?
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    What else could he be prosecuted for?

    I'm not trying to get at anything. Just some confusion on general age of consent laws. If consensual sex occurs between a 17 yr old and someone over that age, what other types of charges exist?
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    Let's start with contribuing to the delinquency of a minor and go from there.
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    Sorry kids, but in the backwater state of Louisiana for sexual battery (there is no statutory rape statue) the age cutoff is 15.

    RS 14:43.1 Sexual battery
    RS 14:43.2 Second degree sexual battery
    RS 14:43.3 Oral sexual battery

    all require the victim to be 15 or younger and the perpetrator to be at least three years older.

    But that's as far as I'm going. mary needs a break today
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    Please do not think that adults can have sex with 15-year-olds in LA without facing consequences for their actions. As another poster pointed out, there are laws prohibiting sex with anyone under the age of 17, if the perpetrator is 2 years+ older than the victim.

    RS 14:80. Felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile is committed when:
    (1) A person who is nineteen years of age or older has sexual intercourse, with consent, with a person who is twelve years of age or older but less than seventeen years of age, when the victim is not the spouse of the offender; or
    (2) A person who is seventeen years of age or older has sexual intercourse, with consent, with a person who is twelve years of age or older but less than fifteen years of age, when the victim is not the spouse of the offender; or
    (3) A person commits a second or subsequent offense of misdemeanor carnal knowledge of a juvenile, or a person who has been convicted one or more times of violating one or more crimes for which the offender is required to register as a sex offender under R.S. 15:542 commits a first offense of misdemeanor carnal knowledge of a juvenile.
    B. As used in this Section, "sexual intercourse" means anal, oral, or vaginal sexual intercourse.
    C. Lack of knowledge of the juvenile's age shall not be a defense. Emission is not necessary, and penetration, however slight, is sufficient to complete the crime.
    D. Whoever commits the crime of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile shall be fined not more than five thousand dollars, or imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than ten years, or both, provided that the defendant shall not be eligible to have his conviction set aside or his prosecution dismissed in accordance with the provisions of Code of Criminal Procedure Article 893.


    RS 14:81 Indecent behavior with juveniles
    A. Indecent behavior with juveniles is the commission of any lewd or lascivious act upon the person or in the presence of any child under the age of seventeen, where there is an age difference of greater than two years between the two persons, with the intention of arousing or gratifying the sexual desires of either person. Lack of knowledge of the child's age shall not be a defense.
    B. The trial judge shall have the authority to issue any necessary orders to protect the safety of the child during the pendency of the criminal action and beyond its conclusion.
    C. Whoever commits the crime of indecent behavior with juveniles shall be fined not more than five thousand dollars, or imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more than seven years, or both, provided that the defendant shall not be eligible to have his conviction set aside or his prosecution dismissed in accordance with the provisions of Code of Criminal Procedure Article 893.
    Last edited by pty; 08-16-2005 at 08:57 PM.

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