Sex between minors


My friend is 13 and I am 16 and I do not know if their are any legal implacations, if any, to having sex with her. If there are, then what are they?

The legal age of consent to have sexual contact in Nevada is 16.

If a 16 year old has sexual relations with a 13 year old, this would be a violation of state law and the 16 year old would be held accountable. The matter would either be heard in family court where you could be charged as a juvenile sex offender and receive punishment or sentencing accordingly; or, the matter would be recommended to be heard in adult court where the 16 year old would be held accountable to the adult system of law but remain in the custody of the juvenile system.

Juvenile sex offenders in Nevada go through registration processes similar to adult sex offenders. In some cases, they are certain restrictions on many activities, as well as, attending public schools.


NRS 200.368 Statutory sexual seduction: Penalties. Except under circumstances where a greater penalty is provided in NRS 201.540, a person who commits statutory sexual seduction shall be punished:

1. If he is 21 years of age or older, for a category C felony as provided in NRS 193.130.

2. If he is under the age of 21 years, for a gross misdemeanor.

(Added to NRS by 1977, 1627; A 1979, 1426; 1995, 1187; 2001, 703)


NRS 194.010 Persons capable of committing crimes. All persons are liable to punishment except those belonging to the following classes:

1. Children under the age of 8 years.

2. Children between the ages of 8 years and 14 years, in the absence of clear proof that at the time of committing the act charged against them they knew its wrongfulness.

3. Persons who committed the act charged or made the omission charged in a state of insanity.

4. Persons who committed the act or made the omission charged under an ignorance or mistake of fact, which disproves any criminal intent, where a specific intent is required to constitute the offense.

5. Persons who committed the act charged without being conscious thereof.

6. Persons who committed the act or made the omission charged, through misfortune or by accident, when it appears that there was no evil design, intention or culpable negligence.

7. Persons, unless the crime is punishable with death, who committed the act or made the omission charged under threats or menaces sufficient to show that they had reasonable cause to believe, and did believe, their lives would be endangered if they refused, or that they would suffer great bodily harm.


NRS 193.140 Punishment of gross misdemeanors. Every person convicted of a gross misdemeanor shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 1 year, or by a fine of not more than $2,000, or by both fine and imprisonment, unless the statute in force at the time of commission of such gross misdemeanor prescribed a different penalty.