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Old 04-10-2013, 05:46 PM   #1
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Arizona Age of Consent

My son just turned 18. His long time girlfriend is becoming 16 in 2 months. Can he get arrested as a sex offender? What is the legal age of consent in Arizona? Can I get arrested too? She sometimes sleeps over at my apt.
They also stay at her house too. Can they get arrested?
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:49 PM   #2
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The age of consent in AZ is 18. None of the defenses apply as he knows her age and he's more than 24 months older.

So yes, he can be arrested and wind up a registered sex offender for the rest of his life. Parents who knowingly allowed a sexual relationship can also be held criminally responsible.
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My son just turned 18. His long time girlfriend is becoming 16 in 2 months. Can he get arrested as a sex offender? What is the legal age of consent in Arizona? Can I get arrested too? She sometimes sleeps over at my apt.
They also stay at her house too. Can they get arrested?
As goddess has stated, now that your son is a legal adult, he risks jail and a sex offender charge if he engages in sexual conduct with his long-time girlfriend. If you allow it or condone it under your roof, you can be held criminally liable as well, especially since you are well-aware that the the girl is under the legal age of consent.

Why on earth would you allow your 18-year-old to have a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old child? The best thing you can do is sit him down and treat him like the adult he now is by warning him that his conduct is unlawful, and that you will not allow it in your home. What he does outside your home is HIS business. If her parents are condoning the relationship, you need to tell them as well that they are contributing to the delinquency of a minor if they allow it to go on under THEIR roof as well.
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:52 AM   #4
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Just because hes 18 now does not mean he cannot be charged for any offense prior to that age. If you have knowledge of the unlawful actions you too can be charged with crimes and possibly lose any children in your care. Sex with a minor is unlawful at any age and he could be charged as a adult.
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As goddess has stated, now that your son is a legal adult, he risks jail and a sex offender charge if he engages in sexual conduct with his long-time girlfriend. If you allow it or condone it under your roof, you can be held criminally liable as well, especially since you are well-aware that the the girl is under the legal age of consent.

Why on earth would you allow your 18-year-old to have a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old child? The best thing you can do is sit him down and treat him like the adult he now is by warning him that his conduct is unlawful, and that you will not allow it in your home. What he does outside your home is HIS business. If her parents are condoning the relationship, you need to tell them as well that they are contributing to the delinquency of a minor if they allow it to go on under THEIR roof as well.

I just don't think 15 and 18 is that far apart in many cases.
Heck the wild west would never have been tamed if we had those crazy laws back then.
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But thanks for info anyway y'all.
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Old 03-25-2020, 11:28 AM   #7
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Individuals aged 17 or younger in Arizona are not legally able to consent to sexual activity, and such activity may result in prosecution for statutory rape. Arizona statutory rape law is violated when an individual has sexual intercourse with a person under age 18. Those who break the law have committed statutory rape. Statutory rape laws are premised on the assumption that minors are incapable of giving informed consent to sexual activities. Their incapacity is written into the statute—hence the term, “statutory” rape. Though statutory rape does not require that the prosecutor prove an assault, it is still rape. Of course, rape that does involve force or an assault is illegal in Arizona and prosecuted as forcible rape.
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All of you idiots are responding to a 7 year old thread.

I guess you don't read.
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I just don't think 15 and 18 is that far apart in many cases.
Heck the wild west would never have been tamed if we had those crazy laws back then.
I agree with you.
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