Virginia -- Age of Consent
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[EDITOR NOTE: This site improves with good research from people who are interested in the subject. Thank you to those of you who have helped. Here is the most recent email -- which re-confirms a previous post]
Date: Mon, 29 May 2000 20:04:47 EDT
[More Email on Virginia laws]
Date Thu, 24 Feb 2000 214209 -0500 (EST)
If you look at § 18.2-67.52 (http//leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+18.2-67.5C2), it lists various sexual offenses punished for subsequent offenses. The age laws from these links tend to indicate that engaging in carnal knowledge with a person under the age of 15 is an offense if you are 18 or older (§ 18.2-63 ), and 'indecent liberties' with a child under 14 (also if you areover 18) also is an offense (§ 18.2-370)
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[EDITOR: Received this strange email 11/25/99:]
OK i guess you fucked up on Va. age of consent.. well its a little late for that.. I met a female age 16 aug.9th of 1999 and the chat says she is the legal age of consent in Va.. well you need to explain to the detective who is handdling the case case her perants are mad.. here is the detective phone number...1-703-792-6569.. the case involving Phoebe and Clint... well she gave me consent and im in trouble case the chart was wrong... well i need all the help i can. we we done it out of love and we still love each other. but she is going throw hell with her perants.. im not worried about myself im worried about her.. i do care for her.. but she is going throw alot of trouble now... BYE CLINT
[EDITOR: A new response, June 28, 2000]
[EDITOR: Yes, laws are confusing and not every website gets updated. However, this is the next email we received.]
After sending u my review towards the confusing data or existing language of the Law in Virginia Concerning the Age of Consent, I was able to talk to the Court District and ask for the information of whether it was 16 or 18. And the response from the DA office is that the legal Age of Consent is 16 he made no mention to the article of the Law where it spoke of the 18 year old statue. He just said that the Age of Consent is 16 years of age. So I guess its clear now to everyone. But if you wish to pursue further this information I suggest you call or contact any courthouse and inquire the Age of Consent and they will answer accordingly. Hope I helped you guys.
Date Sun, 27 Feb 2000 044855 -0500 (EST)
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Subject: VA state law wrong?
Carnal knowledge of child between thirteen and fifteen years of age
If any person carnally knows, without the use of force, a child thirteen years of age or older but under fifteen years of age, such person shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony.
However, if such child is thirteen years of age or older but under fifteen years of age and consents to sexual intercourse and the accused is a minor and such consenting child is three years or more the accused's junior, the accused shall be guilty of a Class 6 felony. If such consenting child is less than three years the accused's junior, the accused shall be guilty of a Class 4 misdemeanor.
In calculating whether such child is three years or more a junior of the accused minor, the actual dates of birth of the child and the accused, respectively, shall be used.
For the purposes of this section, (i) a child under the age of thirteen years shall not be considered a consenting child and (ii) "carnal knowledge" includes the acts of sexual intercourse, cunnilingus, fellatio, anallingus, anal intercourse, and animate and inanimate object sexual penetration.
Any person, not being married, who voluntarily shall have sexual intercourse with any other person, shall be guilty of fornication, punishable as a Class 4 misdemeanor.
Crimes against nature
A. If any person carnally knows in any manner any brute animal, or carnally knows any male or female person by the anus or by or with the mouth, or voluntarily submits to such carnal knowledge, he or she shall be guilty of a Class 6 felony, except as provided in subsection B.
B. Any person who carnally knows by the anus or by or with the mouth his daughter or granddaughter, son or grandson, brother or sister, or father or mother shall be guilty of a Class 5 felony. However, if a parent or grandparent commits any such act with his child or grandchild and such child or grandchild is at least thirteen but less than eighteen years of age at the time of the offense, such parent or grandparent shall be guilty of a Class 3 felony.
The Code of Virginia
07-2000 New Source: U.S. statutory rape laws is published on the Web by the National
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