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Age of Consent

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The age at which a person may marry without parental approval. The age at which a female is legally capable of agreeing to sexual intercourse, so that a male who engages in sex with her cannot be prosecuted for statutory rape.

The mistaken belief that someone is actually at or above the age of consent is generally not a viable defense, even if the erroneous information was provided directly by the victim.

A person below the age of consent is sometimes called an infant or minor.


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