Maines sexual abuse of a minor law provides an exemption for consensual sexual contact between someone who is 14 or 15 years old and someone who is no more than five years older. For example, a 17-year-old who engages in a consensual sex act with a 14-year-old could not be prosecuted for a crime.Maines sexual abuse of a minor law
Can a 18 year old date a 15 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 17 a minor in Maine?
In Maine, the age of consent is 16, and people who engage in sexual activity with children who are age 15 or younger may be convicted of statutory rape (also called sexual abuse, unlawful sexual conduct or touching, or gross sexual assault). Maine also has special rules that apply to teachers and school employees.
Is running away illegal in Maine?
You cannot be arrested, fingerprinted or put in jail for running away from home if you live in Maine. Every state is different. This is NOT an arrest. The police officer will decide if they will take you into “interim care.” They do not have to.