On many factors, anyone who has sexual contact can face charges for age of consent cannot legally consent.
Ages of consent in the United States
It is not a defense that the perpetrator believed the victim was older than is later proven. In Junethe Canadian government proposed a bill to raise the age of consent from 14 to 16 init was raised from 12 to 14while creating a near-age exemption for sex between to year-olds and partners less than 5 years older, and keeping an existing near-age clause for sex between 12—13 year olds and partners less than 2 years older. The age of consent in Pennsylvania for sex is Pennsylvania has enacted several other strict liability sexual offenses when the complainant is under 16, but 13 years old or older. This crime requires proof of inducement. Archived from the original on 31 July Non-intercourse sexual activity is also regulated based on age.