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Although a "minor victim" is anyone
under 18, there are no criminal statutes that we can
find that criminalize consensual sexual relations with
a person 16 or older but less than 18, so it appears as 
though the sexual age of consent for Wyoming is 16.
[EDITOR NOTE:  The following was received by email but no
further research has been forthcoming.]

While your site does list Wyoming's sexual assault laws and the age of 
16 as the limit for that (Wy. Stat. 6-2-301 et seq), you fail to include
the other sexual offense under Wyoming law:  Immoral or Indecent
Liberties with a Child.  Please see Wy. Stat. 14-3-105 et seq. for
information regarding this...the statute creates a 10 yr penalty for 1st
offenders and defines a child as ANYONE UNDER 18.  Please include this
information in your database.  There are cases where this law is used to
punish what would be legal acts under the sexual assault offenses in
title 6 (the Criminal Code)



6-2-301.  Definitions.

(a)  As used in this article: 
(i)  "Actor" means the person accused of criminal assault; 
(ii)  "Intimate parts" means the external genitalia,
perineum, anus or pubes of any person or the breast of a female
(iii)  "Physically helpless" means unconscious, asleep or
otherwise physically unable to communicate unwillingness to act; 
(iv)  "Position of authority" means that position occupied
by a parent, guardian, relative, household member, teacher,
employer, custodian or any other person who, by reason of his
position, is able to exercise significant influence over a
(v)  "Sexual assault" means any act made criminal pursuant
to W.S. 6-2-302 through 6-2-304; 
(vi)  "Sexual contact" means touching, with the intention
of sexual arousal, gratification or abuse, of the victim's
intimate parts by the actor, or of the actor's intimate parts by
the victim, or of the clothing covering the immediate area of the
victim's or actor's intimate parts; 
(vii)  "Sexual intrusion" means: 
(A)  Any intrusion, however slight, by any object or any
part of a person's body, except the mouth, tongue or penis, into
the genital or anal opening of another person's body if that
sexual intrusion can reasonably be construed as being for the
purposes of sexual arousal, gratification or abuse; or 
(B)  Sexual intercourse, cunnilingus, fellatio, analingus
or anal intercourse with or without emission. 
(viii)  "Victim" means the person alleged to have been
subjected to sexual assault; 
(ix)  "This article" means W.S. 6-2-301 through 6-2-312.

6-2-304.  Sexual assault in the third degree.

(a)  An actor commits sexual assault in the third degree if,
under circumstances not constituting sexual assault in the first
or second degree:
(i)  The actor is at least four (4) years older than the
victim and inflicts sexual intrusion on a victim under the age of
sixteen (16) years; or 
(ii)  The actor is an adult and subjects a victim under the
age of fourteen (14) years to sexual contact without inflicting
sexual intrusion on the victim and without causing serious bodily
injury to the victim;
(iii)  The actor subjects a victim to sexual contact under
any of the circumstances of W.S. 6-2-302(a)(i) through (iv) or
6-2-303(a)(i) through (vi) without inflicting sexual intrusion on
the victim and without causing serious bodily injury to the

6-2-305.  Repealed By Laws 1997, ch. 135, _ 2.

6-2-307.  Evidence of marriage as defense.
The fact that the actor and the victim are married to each
other is not by itself a defense to a violation of W.S. 6-2-302|
(a)(i), (ii) or (iii) or 6-2-303(a)(i), (ii), (iii) or (vi).

6-2-308.  Criminality of conduct; victim's age.
(a)  Except as provided by subsection (b) of this section, if
criminality of conduct in this article depends on a victim being
under sixteen (16) years of age, it is an affirmative defense
that the actor reasonably believed that the victim was sixteen
(16) years of age or older. 

 (e)  As used in this section "minor victim" means a person
under the age of eighteen (18) years.

6-2-311.  Corroboration unnecessary. 

Corroboration of a victim's testimony is not necessary to
obtain a conviction for sexual assault.


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:

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