Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Daily tidbit for May 15

Page 7: age of consent, the age at which one is deemed legally competent to consent, esp. to marriage or extramarital sexual intercourse. For marriage, the statutory trend has been toward the 16 to 18 yr level for both sexes. Age of consent to sexual intercourse, which may be inovked as a defense by the male to a charge of statutory rape, was 10 yrs under common law, has been raised by statute to the 13 to 18 yr level.