Friday May 24, 2013
what happens to the boy after turning 18
My son is 17, will be 18 in Nov and his girlfriend is 15, turn 16 in Oct. They are having sex. My question is can the girls father have my son arrested after he turns 18. Thank you for your time.
The age of consent to have sexual contact in Louisiana is 17. On legal terms, if your son and his girl friend are having sex, he is inviolation of state law and if reported to authorities could be arrested right now even at the age of 17.
§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.