Age of Consent Questions for Idaho

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i just turned 18 and she turned 16 is it legal

:: September 03, 2007 22:21

i just turned 18 and she turned 16. would it be illegal if we were to concent in sexual activity? would this be punishable by law and if so what would the punishment be? thank you for answering this question.

Under Idaho law the age at which a person can legally consent to have sexual contact is 18. It would be illegal for an 18 year old to engage in sexual activity with a 16 year old. In Idaho, this scenario is defined as "Rape" TITLE 18 CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS CHAPTER 61 RAPE 18-6101. RAPE DEFINED. Rape is defined as the penetration, however slight, of the oral, anal or vaginal opening with the perpetrator's penis accomplished with a female under any one (1) of the following circumstances: 1. Where the female is under the age of eighteen (18) years. The full version of this Idaho law is viewable in the answer board response titled "Idaho Age of Consent." 18-6104. PUNISHMENT FOR RAPE. Rape is punishable by imprisonment in the state prison not less than one (1) year, and the imprisonment may be extended to life in the discretion of the District Judge, who shall pass sentence.

Statutory Rape in Idaho

:: July 09, 2007 17:25

If a 26 year old man in Idaho makes a 17 year old girl pregnant, will he get in trouble when she has the child.

Yes, it is possible the 26 year old could get into trouble.

TITLE 18 CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS CHAPTER 61 - RAPE
18-6101. RAPE DEFINED. Rape is defined as the penetration, however slight, of the oral, anal or vaginal opening with the perpetrator's penis accomplished with a female under any one (1) of the following circumstances: 1. Where the female is under the age of eighteen (18) years. 2. Where she is incapable, through any unsoundness of mind, due to any cause including, but not limited to, mental illness, mental deficiency or developmental disability, whether temporary or permanent, of giving legal consent. 3. Where she resists but her resistance is overcome by force or violence. 4. Where she is prevented from resistance by the infliction, attempted infliction, or threatened infliction of bodily harm, accompanied by apparent power of execution; or is unable to resist due to any intoxicating, narcotic, or anaesthetic substance. 5. Where she is at the time unconscious of the nature of the act. As used in this section, "unconscious of the nature of the act" means incapable of resisting because the victim meets one (1) of the following conditions: (a) Was unconscious or asleep; (b) Was not aware, knowing, perceiving, or cognizant that the act occurred. 6. Where she submits under the belief that the person committing the act is her husband, and the belief is induced by artifice, pretense or concealment practiced by the accused, with intent to induce such belief. 7. Where she submits under the belief, instilled by the actor, that if she does not submit, the actor will cause physical harm to some person in the future; or cause damage to property; or engage in other conduct constituting a crime; or accuse any person of a crime or cause criminal charges to be instituted against her; or expose a secret or publicize an asserted fact, whether true or false, tending to subject any person to hatred, contempt or ridicule.
TITLE 18 CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS CHAPTER 61 - RAPE
18-6104. PUNISHMENT FOR RAPE. Rape is punishable by imprisonment in the state prison not less than one (1) year, and the imprisonment may be extended to life in the discretion of the District Judge, who shall pass sentence. The Idaho Code is made available on the Internet by the Idaho Legislature as a public service. This Internet version of the Idaho Code may not be used for commercial purposes, nor may this database be published or repackaged for commercial sale without express written permission.

Idaho Age of Consent

:: May 19, 2007 06:22

What is the age of sexual legal consent for a girl in Idaho?

The legal age of consent in Idaho is 18 years of old. TITLE 18 CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS CHAPTER 61 RAPE 18-6101. RAPE DEFINED. Rape is defined as the penetration, however slight, of the oral, anal or vaginal opening with the perpetrator's penis accomplished with a female under any one (1) of the following circumstances: 1. Where the female is under the age of eighteen (18) years. 2. Where she is incapable, through any unsoundness of mind, due to any cause including, but not limited to, mental illness, mental deficiency or developmental disability, whether temporary or permanent, of giving legal consent. 3. Where she resists but her resistance is overcome by force or violence. 4. Where she is prevented from resistance by the infliction, attempted infliction, or threatened infliction of bodily harm, accompanied by apparent power of execution; or is unable to resist due to any intoxicating, narcotic, or anaesthetic substance. 5. Where she is at the time unconscious of the nature of the act. As used in this section, "unconscious of the nature of the act" means incapable of resisting because the victim meets one (1) of the following conditions: (a) Was unconscious or asleep; (b) Was not aware, knowing, perceiving, or cognizant that the act occurred. 6. Where she submits under the belief that the person committing the act is her husband, and the belief is induced by artifice, pretense or concealment practiced by the accused, with intent to induce such belief. 7. Where she submits under the belief, instilled by the actor, that if she does not submit, the actor will cause physical harm to some person in the future; or cause damage to property; or engage in other conduct constituting a crime; or accuse any person of a crime or cause criminal charges to be instituted against her; or expose a secret or publicize an asserted fact, whether true or false, tending to subject any person to hatred, contempt or ridicule.

She's almost 16 and I'm almost 18

:: September 22, 2006 22:03

What would the law say if an 18 year old boy were to be sexually active in Idaho with a 16 year old girl? Is it lawful?

According to Idaho statute chapter 61 title 18, it is unlawful for an 18 year old to be sexually active with a 16 year old. "Rape" is defined as penetration, however slight, of the oral, anal, or vaginal opening with the perpetrator's penis accomplished with a female under any one (1) of the following circumstances: 1. Where the female is under the age of eighteen (18) years. The statute lists a total of seven (7) circumstances this being #1.