Legal Question in Criminal Law in Colorado

Statutory Rape

What is the legal age of consent for a girl?

Asked on 10/16/00, 7:47 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

Stanley Spring Stanley A. Spring, Attorney at Law

Re: Statutory Rape

I don't know about New Mexico but in Colorado the rule is that at 15 either gender can give consent provided the other party is not over four years older than the younger partner. In some cases such as someone with mental dificulties, 18 may be old enough but there may be situations where the individual is never able to give consent. Where there is more than four years age difference eighteen should be considered the correct age.

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Answered on 11/14/00, 6:55 pm
Charles Aspinwall Charles S. Aspinwall, J.D., LLC

Re: Statutory Rape

Generally, in most states, the age at which a female can give legal consent to sexual intercourse is 18.

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Answered on 11/14/00, 4:48 am

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