A person is guilty of sexual abuse of a minor if: This most likely reflects Congressional intent not to unduly interfere with a state's age-of-consent law, which would have been the case if the age was set to 18 under all circumstances. Within the United States, United States servicemembers are further subject to the local state law both when off-post. Citizens and Residents who travel outside of the United States. Supreme Court to do a rehearing, arguing that the state's sodomy laws may still constitutionally apply to 16 and 17 year olds.
A close-in-age exemption allows minors aged 13—17 to engage in sexual acts with partners less than 4 years older.
In a period before the age of consent was raised to The age of consent in the District of Columbia is 16 with a close-in-age exemption for those within four years of age. There is a marriage exception to both Colorado's statutory rape law, C. The age of consent in Virginia is 18,   with a close-in-age exception that allows teenagers aged 15 to 17 to engage in sexual acts but only with a partner younger than Monday July 16, Retrieved from Google News. The age of consent in Indiana is