The age of consent in Mexico is complex. Typically, Mexican states have a primary age of consent (which may be as low as 12), and sexual conduct with persons below that age is always illegal. The ages of consent in the countries of Central America range from 15 to 18.
Can you date a minor in Mexico?
The age of consent in Mexico is 17 years old; therefore, individuals 16 or younger in Mexico are not legally able to consent to sexual activity. Doing so can result in prosecution for statutory rape or the equivalent depending on local law.
What is the age of consent in Mexico City?
18 Consensual sex between same-sex partners is lawful in Mexico, and the age of consent (18) is the same for same-sex and opposite-sex sexual activity (Federal Penal Code of Mexico, Federal Civil Code).
Can a 20 year old date a 16 year old in Mexico?
There is no law establishing a specific age of sexual consent in Mexico. However, certain legal provisions do indicate circumstances in which having sexual relations with a minor -- the age of majority in the country is 18 -- is considered a crime.