And, even though a 15-year-old can legally consent to intercourse with an 17-year-old under said laws, he or she cannot consent to being photographed in a sexually explicit manner.
It's surprising how much incorrect information exists in the internet regarding PA's age of consent.
For example, the "standard" age of consent in Pennsylvania is 16, which means that 16 is the lowest age at which a person can legally consent to sexual conduct with anyone older than him or her.
However, 16 is not the lowest age at which a person can legally consent – a 15-year-old can legally consent to sexual relations with an 17-year-old under Statutory Sexual Assault laws.
The author is unclear as to whether prosecutors can or actually do charge individuals with this offense for engaging in sexual conduct with a minor that is not forbidden by Chapter 31, and plans to do further research on this topic.
The plain reading of the statute implies that they could, but it would certainly be nonsensical to permit consensual sex under one statute and forbid it under another.
F) , the earliest age that a person can legally consent to engaging in sexual conduct with you is 13.
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Except as provided in section 3121 (relating to rape), a person commits a felony of the second degree when that person engages in sexual intercourse with a complainant to whom the person is not married but less than eight years older than the complainant; or (2) eight years older but less than 11 years older than the complainant.
A person commits a felony of the first degree when the person engages in deviate sexual intercourse with a complainant who is and the complainant and person are not married to each other.