Laws against minors dating adults

The combined sentence and special parole must equal at least 10 years(1) Fixed term of 10 years with up to 10 years added or four subtracted for aggravating and mitigating circumstances or (2) if the offender actor is at least age 21, a fixed term of 30 years, with up to 20 years added or 10 subtracted.The law in New Zealand does not totally prohibit someone who is under the age of sixteen engaging in a non-sexual relationship with an adult.A prosecution 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.It is also a criminal act for adults to sell or give alcohol to any person under 21 years of age (12-47-901(1a)).The majority of tickets given to underage drinkers are for the possession and consumption of "ethyl alcohol." Ethyl alcohol is the definition for beer and liquor, and these tickets constitute more than half of underage tickets given (18-13-122).Although the term refers to adults having sex with minors below the age of consent, very few jurisdictions actually use the language statutory rape.In Rhode Island, statutory rape is called "." Different states use different terms for the crime such as corruption of a minor, rape of a child, unlawful carnal knowledge or simply carnal knowledge. Forcible Rape Statutory rape is different than forcible rape in that force or threat is not present.

The rational of statutory rape laws is to preserve the marriageability of young unwed girls and to prevent teenage pregnancy. In Rhode Island the age of consent is sixteen (16).Age of Majority Colorado law (2-4-401(6)) defines a minor as a person who has not attained the age of 21, except as otherwise provided in the express language of another statute.The age of majority is the age when young people are considered adults for most matters.Commission of indecent assault and battery on a child under the age of 14 during commission of certain offenses or by mandated reporters; penalties Whoever commits an indecent assault and battery on a child under the age of 14 and:(a) the indecent assault and battery was committed during the commission or attempted commission of the following offenses:-- (1) armed burglary as set forth in section 14 of chapter 266; (2) unarmed burglary as set forth in section 15 of said chapter 266; (3) breaking and entering as set forth in section 16 of said chapter 266; (4) entering without breaking as set forth in section 17 of said chapter 266; (5) breaking and entering into a dwelling house as set forth in section 18 of said chapter 266; (6) kidnapping as set forth in section 26 of chapter 265; (7) armed robbery as set forth in section 17 of said chapter 265; (8) unarmed robbery as set forth in section 19 of said chapter 265; (9) assault and battery with a dangerous weapon or assault with a dangerous weapon, as set forth in sections 15A and 15B of said chapter 265; (10) home invasion as set forth in section 18C of said chapter 265; or (11) posing or exhibiting child in state of nudity or sexual conduct as set forth in section 29A of chapter 272; or(b) at the time of commission of said indecent assault and battery, the defendant was a mandated reporter as is defined in section 21 of chapter 119, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for life or for any term of years, but not less than 10 years.The sentence imposed on such person shall not be reduced to less than 10 years, or suspended, nor shall any person convicted under this section be eligible for probation, parole, work release, or furlough or receive any deduction from his sentence for good conduct until he shall have served 10 years of such sentence.