Louisiana laws for sex between 18 & 14 year old

Louisiana

I have a friend who is 18 and he is dating a 14 year old. If they get caught haveing sex what could be the leagal consequences.

If the minor is under 15, it is a felony. See the laws below. See (D.) for fine and punishment.

§80. Felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile

A. 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.

Amended by Acts 1977, No. 539, §1; Acts 1978, No. 757, §1; Acts 1990, No. 590, §1; Acts 1995, No. 241, §1; Acts 2001, No. 796, §1.

§80.1. Misdemeanor carnal knowledge of a juvenile

A. Misdemeanor carnal knowledge of a juvenile is committed when a person who is seventeen years of age or older but less than nineteen years of age has sexual intercourse, with consent, with a person who is fifteen years of age or older but less than seventeen years of age, when the victim is not the spouse of the offender, and when the difference between the age of the victim and age of the offender is greater than two years.

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 misdemeanor carnal knowledge of a juvenile shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars, or imprisoned for not more than six months, or both.

E. The offender shall be eligible to have his conviction set aside and his prosecution dismissed in accordance with the appropriate provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure.

F. The offender shall not be subject to any of the provisions of law which are applicable to sex offenders, including but not limited to the provisions which require registration of the offender and notice to the neighbors of the offender.

Acts 2001, No. 796, §1.


Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 06/12/2012 - 10:34.

My boyfriend is 15 I am 13. Illegal?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 02/11/2012 - 11:33.

My best friend just made 17 her boyfriend is 15 they are 1 year and 8 months apart, she is pregnant for his baby, but they concieved when she was 16, is this legal,?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 11/24/2011 - 05:14.

My boyfriend is 19 years old and I am 16 in 4 months what charges could he possibly face If the authorities cannot prove that we have been sleeping together. Please I need advice

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 11/01/2011 - 15:47.

My boyfriend is 19 and I am 15.... Could he get in legial troble if we arnt having sex???

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 17:24.

17year old with a 15 year old is alright, right?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 07/13/2012 - 11:46.

yes if its not a sexually active relationship. im 15 and my boyfriend was 17 and we were sexualy active and we got caught and now he is facing charges

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 10/12/2011 - 19:33.

I know a young man who is 17 and a teacher who is 22 took him out for drinks while his parents were out of town with the older sibling. This teacher worked for the boy's parents in(child care). The boy stated that he had passed out and when he awaken the male teacher told him he had oral sex with him. Is that consider consent or is their any legality that the boy's parent can takE in Louisiana. Please let me know.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 09/25/2011 - 18:06.

I have a friend, he is 17. And he has a girlfirend that is what he tells me is 16.
neither one of them would be convicted, would they?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 08/12/2011 - 10:44.

I will be 15 in three months. And I like a 17 year old, he likes me. If I waited till my birthday to date him
But did not have sex
Would this be illegal?
My mom thinks it's illegal. But I'm clueless on it.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 08/04/2011 - 07:51.

is it ilegal for a 18 year old guy to be dating a 16 year old girl? theyve been knoing each other for 2years befor he turnd 18? could they be sexually active or would he get in trouble? what if it was okay with the girls mother an both his parents?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 07/13/2011 - 00:33.

Hi can I legally date a 17 yr old if im 14? and also if hes 18 can i date him when im 15??

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 05/16/2011 - 17:11.

If a 17 boy dates a 14 year old girl, could he be charged with statutory rape or any other crime?
What if they are caught having sex?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 07/13/2012 - 11:48.

if they are caught having sex yes

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 12/21/2010 - 15:25.

I'm 17 and my boyfriend is 22. Could he face any charges if my parents went to court because we've had sex??

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 04/18/2011 - 21:33.

No. 17 is an age of consent.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 12/03/2010 - 10:43.

I know a person that was charged with Carnel knowledge a felony in 2000. Today's law It would be a misdemeanor charge because that person was a senior in high school aged 18 and the other person was 15. My friend was put through hell for years but how could this person get that conviction reduced to a misdemeanor and get off sex offender website

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 11/22/2010 - 09:50.

Hi, i live in louisiana and i caught my cousin looking at porn websites, and he is over 18, but he lives with people under 18. Is it okay that he looks at these and will he get in trouble for looking at them even though there are minors living there?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 01/11/2010 - 03:52.

my son was 16 and was inappropriate touching a 12yr girl, what charge could he face

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