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Keep in mind that the laws may be different depending on the type of sexual behavior—vaginal, anal or oral—and the gender of your partner.
Depending on the situation, the Maine close-in-age exemption may completely exempt qualifying close-in-age couples from the age of consent law, or merely provide a legal defence that can be used in the event of prosecution. The person engages in a sexual act with another person, not the actor's spouse, who is either 14 or 15 years of age and the actor is at least 5 years older than the other person.
Maine has three statutory sexual abuse charges on the books which are used to prosecute age of consent and child abuse related crimes within the state.
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Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine 2.
Or are you only looking for someone to see Shakespeare in the park with this weekend? In the United States, the age of consent is the minimum age at which an individual is considered legally old enough to consent to participation in sexual activity.Individuals aged 15 or younger in Maine are not legally able to consent to sexual activity, and such activity may result in prosecution for statutory rape.We want you to be informed because being a “minor” affects your right to information and services. Keep in mind that these laws may be different for you if you are legally considered an emancipated minor, pregnant minor, minor living apart or married minor. 16 In the eyes of the law, teenagers of certain ages cannot consent or agree to sex until they reach a specific age. This is called the “age of consent.” These laws are meant to protect minors from being manipulated or forced into sex with older people.