Sex dating in mounds illinois
Prosecution for the examples cited above are rare, but they illustrate the nature of Illinois’ age of consent law.An arrest and criminal prosecution is much more likely when there is any type of disparity in age.Because of this, situations may arise in which two minors who engaged in sexual relations could report the other for sexual abuse.In fact, an Illinois a court has stated in that when “two minors engage in a consensual sexual act, the statute may validly be applied to prosecute both minors on the basis that each is the victim of the other.” Ultimately, it is possible that either minor may have to register as a sex offender, even though the sex was considered consensual.Actually, any voluntary sexual activity between two 16 year olds could put both of them on the sex offender registration list.
Voluntary sexual activity with someone younger than 17 is not “consensual” sexual activity as far as Illinois law is concerned.
If a person is in a “position of supervision” of another, the age of consent becomes 18 years of age.
A position of authority can include a coach, teacher, church leader, or any other position where a claim can be made that the accused was an authority figure of the other.
Again, consent is a legal term, not a factual term.
Illinois has multiple laws in place to protect minors from sexual exploitation.