In Maine, a child under 16 cant consent to sexual acts. However, Maine does have a “Romeo & Juliet” law to protect those partners who are less than 5 years older than their sexual partner from a sex crime charge. Therefore, if youre 17 and have sexual relations with a 13 year old, you wouldnt be protected.
Can a 16 year old date a 18 year old in Maine?
The age of sexual consent in Maine is 16 years old. This applies to both heterosexual and homosexual conduct. 16, as the age of consent, is the age at which a person may legally consent to sex with another person aged 21 or older in Maine.
Is the Romeo and Juliet law still in effect?
A Romeo and Juliet law provides people accused of statutory rape with various defenses and exceptions. Around half of the states have Romeo and Juliet laws. These states include, for example, Texas and Florida. However, California has no Romeo and Juliet law.
What do latchkey kid mean?
: a school-aged child of working parents who must spend part of the day unsupervised (as at home) — called also latchkey kid.