Archived from the original on 14 November This applies in most relationships. Some jurisdictions prohibit all sex outside of marriage irrespective of age, as in the case of Yemen. Notwithstanding the age of consent, however, for purposes of child prostitution offenses in Colorado, a "child" means a person under the age of eighteen years. It should not be confused with other laws regarding age minimums including, but not limited to, the age of majorityage of criminal responsibilityvoting agedrinking ageand driving age.
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Statutory Rape: The Age of Consent
A person who engages in a sexual act with another, or who causes another to engage in a sexual act, is guilty of an offense if Archived from the original on September 18, Supreme Court decision Lawrence v. A person responsible for the welfare of a child who has not attained the age of 16 years is guilty of a Class F felony if that person has knowledge that another person intends to have, is having or has had sexual intercourse or sexual contact with the child, is physically and emotionally capable of taking action which will prevent the intercourse or contact from taking place or being repeated, fails to take that action and the failure to act exposes the child to an unreasonable risk that intercourse or contact may occur between the child and the other person or facilitates the intercourse or contact that does occur between the child and the other person. Tell the police where you are and what happened.