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Teen Pregnancy Prevention

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Legal Definitions of Rape
and Sexual Offenses

Rape: 1st Degree felony.

  • Any sexual conduct* with someone who is less than 13 years of age regardless of the age of offending party (ex. An 8th grader dating a 12 year old).
  • Sexual conduct with someone unwilling or unable to consent (ex. too drunk/high, special needs teen) is rape.

Gross Sexual Imposition: 3rd degree felony.

  • Any sexual contact* with anyone under age 13 regardless of knowledge or age of offender (age 13-adult).

Sexual Imposition: 3rd degree misdemeanor.

Sexual contact with anyone:

  • 4 or more years older than the victim (ex. high school senior dating a freshman).
  • Age 13-15 when the offender is 18 or older.

Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a minor: 4th degree felony

  • Sexual conduct between a person age 18 or over with another who is 13-15 years of age.

*Conduct means: Any sexual penetration of any kind, however slight, including oral sex.

*Contact means: Any touching of a person in an area where the intention is sexual in nature.  Includes thighs, buttock or personal areas.

Note: Neither contact or conduct has to be unwanted to fall under these laws.

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