Some persons listed might no longer be registered sex offenders and others might have been added.
Some addresses or other data might no longer be current.
Furthermore, the law is written in gender-neutral language, so it appears to apply equally to heterosexual as well as homosexual conduct.18: Florida’s age of consent is 18, though the law contains a provision allowing 16- and 17-year-olds to consent to having sex with someone age 16 to 23.
To qualify for removal under “Romeo and Juliet,” the victim must have been at least 14 years old and the offender no more than four years older.16: In Georgia, the age of consent to engage in sex is 16.
Moreover, if the female is 16 or 17, and the male is 3 years older, that man has also committed rape.
Under the Idaho system, if the victim is under 16, any sexual conduct will amount to lewd conduct.17: The 16 year old is below the legal age of consent.
Consensual but illegal sex between teenagers will no longer result in the older partner being put on Michigan's state sex offender registry, lawmakers say. Rick Snyder, so-called Romeo and Juliet offenders will no longer be included on the registry if they're convicted of having sex with 13-, 14- or 15-year-olds, as long as the offending partner isn't more than four years older, the Detroit Free Press reported.
Critics of the registry say putting teens on the list stigmatizes them because it does not distinguish between them and dangerous sexual predators.
But lawyers for young defendants accused of having sex with 14- and 15-year-olds now can pose a defense against charges of sexual misconduct with a minor.16: In Iowa, the general age of consent to engage in sex is 16.However, there is a close in age exception that allows those who are 14 years or older to have sex with someone who is less than 5 years older.Thus, a 14 year old cannot have sex with a 19 year old unless they are married.18: Sexual intercourse with penetration with a female under the age of 16 amounts to rape under the Idaho law. Thus, if an adult has sex with a minor below the age of consent, the adult may be charged with statutory rape. The law suggests that those who are below Arizona’s age of consent, which is 18 years old, are unable to consent to sexual activity with an individual who is older than them.16: Any person under the age of consent is deemed to be mentally incapable of consenting to sex.This age is typically imposed for minors to protect them.16: Rape in the Third Degree.A person in Kentucky commits third degree rape by engaging in sexual intercourse when the other person is: under the age of 16 and the defendant is 21 years old or older.The age of consent varies by state, with most states, including Connecticut, setting it at age 16.18: Having sex with someone under 18, if the offender is over 30, is also considered rape.Compared to some other states, the penalties for violating Delaware’s age of consent laws are very harsh.Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, who sponsored the law, said."It's destroying someone's life, where you have a boyfriend and girlfriend in a consensual act.