Sex dating in peotone illinois
Prosecution for the examples cited above are rare, but they illustrate the nature of Illinois’ age of consent law.
An arrest and criminal prosecution is much more likely when there is any type of disparity in age.
An affirmative defense to any sex crime where the “victim” is under the age of consent is that the accused reasonably believed that the “victim” was of legal age.
In other words, the accused had a valid reason to believe that the other persons age was at, or beyond, the legal age of consent.
If a person is in a “position of supervision” of another, the age of consent becomes 18 years of age.
A position of authority can include a coach, teacher, church leader, or any other position where a claim can be made that the accused was an authority figure of the other.
Again, consent is a legal term, not a factual term.
Sexual conduct is the touching of any sex organ of another.
Voluntary sexual activity with someone younger than 17 is not “consensual” sexual activity as far as Illinois law is concerned.
At this age, “consent” is a legal term, not a factual term.
To be blunt, a 17 year old boyfriend who touches, for his sexual gratification , the breasts of his 16 year old girlfriend has committed a sex crime, which could put him on the Illinois sex offender registration list.
Actually, any voluntary sexual activity between two 16 year olds could put both of them on the sex offender registration list.
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Such sexual activity is a crime for which both could be prosecuted, if there was mutual sexual conduct because the “age of consent” has not been reached.