Question: Can a 30 year old date a 16 year old in Arkansas?

Can a 16 year old date a 30 year old in Arkansas?

Under the Age of Consent In many cases, a person between the ages of 14 and 16 can consent to sex with a person who is no more than 3 years older. However, if the offender is more than 20 years old, and the victim is under 16, the punishment is far harsher than it would be otherwise.

Does Arkansas have a Romeo and Juliet law?

In Arkansas, there is a Romeo and Juliet exemption for consensual sex between minors who are close in age; and even in certain cases when one party is a minor but the defendant is fewer than seven years older than the minor (discussed above).

Can a 15 year old date an 18 year old in Arkansas?

In Arkansas, it is illegal for an adult (someone 18 or older) to have sex with a minor (someone 14 or younger), even if the sex is consensual. Those who break the law have committed statutory rape.

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