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QLD Statutory Rape QLD - Criminal Offence?

Discussion in 'Criminal Law Forum' started by Dylan Bonaventura, 24 June 2014.

  1. Dylan Bonaventura

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    Hi. My friends and I have been having an argument for a couple of weeks now.

    My question is; In Queensland, can an 18 year old legally have intercourse with a 16 year old? Full consent is given from both parties.

    I was also wondering what constitutes statutory rape in QLD. My friend thinks that an 18 year old (an adult) having sex with a 16 year old (who is technically a minor) is statutory rape. Can anybody elaborate on this topic please?

    I'd really like some clear cut answers to settle this once and for all. Thanks for the responses in advance :)
     
  2. John R

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    Toqual Well-Known Member

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    Precisely what John has said.

    An 18+ is considered an adult and can only lawfully engage in sexual intercourse with another adult. Similar concept for those at the age of consent; a 16 year old can only have coitus with an individual between 16-17. If these requirements are not met, it is Statutory Rape.
     
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