While some may find it questionable that any 11-year-old is mature enough to give genuine consent to sex (which necessarily requires a certain level of emotional maturity, and a reasonable understanding of the possible consequences), Washington allows this legally.
Statutory rape occurs when a person over the age of consent engages in sexual intercourse with someone under the statutory age of consent, also known as a minor.
As stated, a reasonable person would reasonably expect it to be 16 considering the demonstrative evidence of many 16 year olds pregnant, with a family, in there own rented homes with a partner aged 18 that have been married by the state for decades.
Yet as we know, a 16 year old cant by a pornographic magazine that depicts the acts she/he probably engages in every night with there lawfully wedded partner.
So if a citizen was to do the common sense thing and follow this logic and it is not concurred with the greater wisdom of the law that law could land a reasonable person (such as a 19 year old) on the register and in jail.
In Washington State, the age of consent for sex is 16 years old.
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There are several federal statutes related to protecting minors from sexual predators, but laws regarding specific age requirements for sexual consent are left to individual states, territories, and the District of Columbia.
Depending on the jurisdiction, legal age of consent ranges from 16 to 18 years old.
In most states, the age of consent has been arbitrarily designated by statute.
However, this age of consent varies widely from state to state.
In some places, civil and criminal laws within the same state conflict with each other.