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Policy 603

Policy 603: Sexual Misconduct and Title IX Compliance can be found here:

http://www.ndsu.edu/fileadmin/policy/603.pdf

"Age of Consent" Laws

As noted in Policy 603, the age of consent may vary depending on the ages of the individuals involved in the act. 

The “age of consent” is the minimum age a person must be to legally consent to sexual activity.   The “age of consent” also varies by state. 

“Age of Consent” – North Dakota

According to the North Dakota Century Code:

-          The “age of consent” is 18 years old in North Dakota

-          A person under the age of 15 cannot legally consent to sexual activity under any circumstances

-          A person between the ages of 15 – 17 is legally able to consent to sexual activity if the partner is less than three years older.  For example, a 16 year old can legally consent to engage in sexual activity with a partner who is 18 years old, but not a partner who is 19 years old

For more detailed information please see Chapter 12. 1 – 20 of the North Dakota Century Code:

http://www.legis.nd.gov/cencode/t12-1c20.pdf?20130924091431

 

“Age of Consent”  - Minnesota

According to the Minnesota Criminal Code:

-The “age of consent” is 16 years old

- A person under the age of 13 cannot legally consent to sexual activity under any circumstances

- A person between the ages of 13 and 16 may legally consent to sexual activity if the partner is no more than 2 years older

For additional information and further details on the “age of consent” in Minnesota please see sections 609.341 – 609.3451 of the Minnesota Criminal Code:

https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/statutes/?id=609

For more information on the legal “age of consent” in states other than North Dakota and Minnesota you may call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE to request information.

 

 


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Last Updated: Tuesday, October 01, 2013 9:10:41 AM