Assaults of a sexual nature may also be charged under the state’s assault and battery or child molestation or enticement laws (to learn more, see Aggravated Assault Laws in Arizona and Child Enticement in Arizona).And for information about rape between spouses, see Arizona Marital Rape Laws..action_button.action_button:active.action_button:hover.action_button:focus.action_button:hover.action_button:focus .count.action_button:hover .count.action_button:focus .count:before.action_button:hover .count:before.u-margin-left--sm.u-flex.u-flex-auto.u-flex-none.bullet.

In Arizona, statutory rape is prosecuted under the state’s sexual abuse and molestation laws, and is broken into several categories based on the age of the parties and the type of sexual contact that occurred, as described below.

Sexual contact with a minor occurs when there is sexual intercourse or oral sexual contact between a minor who is 14 or younger, and a defendant of any age.

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5) 1892 Yale University (Connecticut) Delta Kappa Epsilon A blindfolded student was killed in an accident in an initiation incident condemned then as outdated “criminal recklessness” by the national fraternity, according to a published article by Fred Kershner (now deceased), formerly of Columbia Teachers College and a fraternity member.

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In Arizona, it is illegal for an adult (someone 18 or older) to have sex with a minor (someone younger than 15), even if the sex is consensual.

There may be defenses that apply to statutory rape charges, and a lawyer can evaluate the strength of the prosecution’s case against you and help develop any defenses that might apply to your case.