Nevada - Age of Sexual Consent
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EDITOR: We were notified on 1-07-2000 that Nevada had placed their statutes
online! Nevada was our last US state to obtain documentation on! Thanks to the
astute reader who found the laws and notified us! Nevada also has specific statutes
regarding sexual activity between persons where one is in a position of supervision or
trust of the other. The age at which a person may consent to sexual activity with a
person of ANY page, includes only relations considered "arms length" meaning
that neither is "over" the other.
The same reader pointed out the contradition regarding homosexual/lesbian sex which we have
reproduced at the bottom of this page and are still seeking clarification.
SEXUAL ASSAULT AND SEDUCTION
NRS 200.364 Definitions. As used in NRS 200.364 to 200.3774, inclusive, unless the context
1. Perpetrator means a person who commits a sexual assault.
2. Sexual penetration means cunnilingus, fellatio, or any intrusion, however
slight, of any part of a
persons body or any object manipulated or inserted by a person into the genital or
anal openings of the body of another, including sexual intercourse in its ordinary
3. Statutory sexual seduction means:
(a) Ordinary sexual intercourse, anal intercourse, cunnilingus or fellatio committed by a
person 18 years of age or older with a person under the age of 16 years; or
(b) Any other sexual penetration committed by a person 18 years of age or older with a
person under the age of 16 years with the intent of arousing, appealing to, or gratifying
the lust or passions or sexual desires of either of the persons.
4. Victim means a person who is subjected to a sexual assault.
(Added to NRS by 1977, 1626; A 1979, 572; 1991, 801; 1995, 700)
NRS 200.368 Statutory sexual seduction: Penalties. A person who commits statutory
sexual seduction shall be punished:
1. If he is 21 years of age or older, for a category C felony as provided in NRS 193.130.
2. If he is under the age of 21 years, for a gross misdemeanor.
(Added to NRS by 1977, 1627; A 1979, 1426; 1995, 1187)
BUT -- most states have a statute referred to commonly as "Contributing to the
Delinquency of a Child". This can be used as a catch-all when the standard
"statutory age of sexual consent" does not apply. Read this next section
CONTRIBUTORY DELINQUENCY AND NEGLECT OF CHILDREN
NRS 201.090 Delinquent child, neglected child and child in
need of supervision defined. As used in NRS 201.100 and 201.110, unless the context
otherwise requires, a neglected child, delinquent child or
child in need of supervision means any person less than 18 years of age:
1. Who is found begging, receiving or gathering alms, or who is found in any street, road
or public place for the purpose of so doing, whether actually begging or doing so under
the pretext of selling or offering for sale any article, or of singing or playing on any
musical instrument, or of giving any public entertainment or accompanying or being used in
aid of any person so doing.
2. Who has no parent or guardian; or who has no parent or guardian willing to exercise or
capable of exercising proper parental control; or who has no parent or guardian actually
exercising such proper parental control, and who is in need of such control.
3. Who is destitute, or who is not provided with the necessities of life by his parents,
and who has no other means of obtaining such necessities.
4. Whose home is an unfit place for him, by reason of neglect, cruelty or depravity of
either of his parents, or of his guardians or other person in whose custody or care he is.
5. Who is found living in any house of ill fame, or with any disreputable person.
6. Who is found wandering and either has no home, no settled place of abode, no visible
subsistence or no proper guardianship.
7. Who frequents the company of criminals, vagrants or prostitutes, or persons so reputed;
or who is in any house of prostitution or assignation.
8. Who unlawfully visits a saloon where any spirituous, vinous or malt liquors are sold,
bartered, exchanged or given away.
9. Who habitually uses intoxicating liquors or who uses opium, cocaine, morphine, or other
similar drug without the direction of a competent physician.
10. Who persistently or habitually refuses to obey the reasonable and proper
orders or directions of his parents, guardian or custodian; or who is beyond the control
of such person.
11. Who is an habitual truant from school.
12. Who is leading, or from any cause is in danger of leading, an idle, dissolute, lewd or
13. Who writes or uses vile, obscene, profane or indecent language, or is guilty
of indecent, immoral or lascivious conduct.
14. Who violates any law of this state or any ordinance of any town, city or county of
this state defining crime.Any child who is a runaway, unmanageable or an habitual truant
is a child in need of supervision as that term is used in chapter 62 of NRS, and is not a
[Part 1:165:1909; A 1911, 382; 1921, 21; 1955, 152](NRS A 1973, 1350)
NRS 201.110 Penalties.
Any person who commits any act or omits the performance of any duty, which act or omission
causes or tends to cause or encourage any person under the age of 18 to become a
child, child in need of supervision or delinquent child, as
defined in NRS 201.090 to 201.110, inclusive, or which act or omission contributes
thereto, or any person who, by any act or omission, or by threats, command or persuasion,
induces or endeavors to induce any person under the age of 18 to perform any act or to
follow any course of conduct or to so live as would cause or manifestly tend to cause any
such person to become or to remain a person who is a neglected child,
child in need of supervision or delinquent child, as defined in
NRS 201.090 to 201.110, inclusive, shall be guilty of contributory neglect or contributory
delinquency. Contributory neglect or contributory delinquency is a misdemeanor.
[Part 1:165:1909; A 1911, 382; 1921, 21; 1955, 152](NRS A 1967, 474; 1973, 1351)
NRS 129.010 Age of majority. All persons of the age of 18 years who are under no legal
disability, and all persons who have been declared emancipated pursuant to NRS 129.080 to
129.140, inclusive, are capable of entering into any contract, and are, to all intents and
purposes, held and considered to be of lawful age.
[1:19:1861; B § 323; BH § 4943; C § 5000; RL § 431; NCL § 300](NRS A 1971, 455;
1973, 1578; 1987, 1281)
SEXUAL PENETRATION OF DEAD HUMAN BODY
NRS 201.450 Unlawful act; penalty.
1. A person who commits a sexual penetration on the dead body of a human being is guilty
of a category A felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison:
(a) For life with the possibility of parole, with eligibility for parole beginning when a
minimum of 5 years has been served;
(b) For a definite term of 15 years, with eligibility for parole beginning when a minimum
of 5 years has been served;
(c) By a fine of not more than $20,000; or
(d) By both fine and imprisonment.
2. For the purposes of this section, sexual penetration means cunnilingus,
fellatio or any intrusion,
however slight, of any part of a persons body or any object manipulated or inserted
by a person into the genital or anal openings of the body of another, including, without
limitation, sexual intercourse in what would be its ordinary meaning if practiced upon the
(Added to NRS by 1983, 344; A 1991, 1010; 1995, 1204; 1997, 2503, 3190)
Our initial indication was that this law was repealed in 1993. However, the
entry at the bottom of the statute shows a 1999 update date. Nevada shows a minor as
a person under 18. Therefore our guess is that it is legal for persons 18 and above
NRS 201.195 Solicitation of minor to engage in acts constituting crime against nature;
1. A person who incites, entices or solicits a minor to engage in acts which constitute
the infamous crime against nature:
(a) If the minor actually engaged in such acts as a result and:
(1) The minor was less than 14 years of age, is guilty of a category A felony and shall be
punished by imprisonment in the state prison for life with the possibility of parole, with
eligibility for parole beginning when a minimum of 10 years has been served.
(2) The minor was 14 years of age or older, is guilty of a category D felony and shall be
provided in NRS 193.130.
(b) If the minor did not engage in such acts:
(1) For the first offense, is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.
(2) For any subsequent offense, is guilty of a category D felony and shall be punished as
2. As used in this section, the infamous crime against nature means anal
intercourse, cunnilingus or
fellatio between natural persons of the same sex. Any sexual penetration, however slight,
is sufficient to complete the infamous crime against nature.
(Added to NRS by 1979, 662; A 1989, 1511; 1991, 1007; 1993, 515; 1995, 1198; 1997, 1721,
2500, 3187; 1999, 470, 472)
07-2000 New Source: U.S. statutory rape laws is published on the Web by the National
Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information. The booklet, which
requires Adobe Acrobat to read, is located at: