(b) Aggravated indecent assault of a child.–A person commits aggravated indecent assault of a child when the person violates subsection (a)(1), (2), (3), (4), (5) or (6) and the complainant is less than 13 years of age.
Sexuality is becoming accepted as more of a source of fun and pleasure than something to produce a dozen new farm hands who work for food.
Parents are too worried about hurting the child's feelings.
When the alleged victim is 16 or older and less than 18 years of age, and the alleged offender is over the age of 18, the Commonwealth may charge the offense of corruption of minors or unlawful contact with a minor, even if the activity was consensual: § 6301 Corruption of minors.
(a) Offense defined.– (1) Whoever, being of the age of 18 years and upwards, by any act corrupts or tends to corrupt the morals of any minor less than 18 years of age, or who aids, abets, entices or encourages any such minor in the commission of any crime, or who knowingly assists or encourages such minor in violating his or her parole or any order of court, commits a misdemeanor of the first degree.
(6) Sexual exploitation of children as defined in section 6320 (relating to sexual exploitation of children).
SOURCE Disclaimer: The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice.Under Pennsylvania law, a defendant is strictly liable for the offense of rape, a felony of the first degree, when the complainant is 12 or younger. 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 under the age of 16 years and that person is four or more years older than the complainant and the complainant and the person are not married to each other.Pennsylvania has enacted several other strict liability sexual offenses when the complainant is under 16, but 13 years old or older. § 3125 Aggravated indecent assault (7) the complainant is less than 13 years of age; or (8) the complainant is less than 16 years of age and the person is four or more years older than the complainant and the complainant and the person are not married to each other.Wether its a 20 yr old guy dating a 16 year old girl or a 20 yo girl dating a 16 yo guy..can find their own appropriate age brackets Im sure.They say women mature a lot quicker then the males and at 20 years old usually they are seeking relationships with guys OLDER then them.The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the firm or any individual attorney.