Oregon state laws on dating a minor
The laws usually address unwanted sexual contact, except when the victim Assault in the 4th degree: the person intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causes physical injury to another; or causes physical injury through the negligent use of a deadly weapon.
Class A misdemeanor unless the person has been previously convicted of assaulting the same victim or a child witnesses the assault, in which case it becomes a Class C felony.
Matthew Limon was a mentally disabled 17-year-old when he had consensual sex with a 14-year-old boy.
Under the Romeo and Juliet law enacted in Kansas in 1999, Limon would have been sentenced to 15 months in prison if the boy had been a girl.
He was then legally compelled to register as a sex offender.For teenagers who are gay or lesbian and engage in consensual sex, the laws are much tougher.A 2004 case heard by the Kansas Supreme Court had civil libertarians and gay rights groups protesting the existence of a double standard.Oregon Age of Sexual Consent: 18 Third-degree rape to have sexual intercourse with a person under age 16. Say some dude turns 19 on December 20, would it be illgal for him to to date a girl that turned 16 on december 19, and not illegal to date a girl that turned 16 on december 21?Defense that the actor was less than three years older than the victim at the time of the offense Second-degree rape to have sexual intercourse with a person under age 14. It can't work any other way, because half of the year a girl would be four years younger than me, then her birthday, then we would be legit for half a year.