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RESEARCHER NOTE: 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)
CHAPTER 2 OFFENSES AGAINST THE PERSON ARTICLE 3 SEXUAL ASSAULT
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 person; (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 person; (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 victim. 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
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