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School Teacher: An employee of a school cannot have any sexual activity with any student at that school, unless they are married. Children younger than 12 years of age can never consent to sexual activity with anyone, of any age, regardless of whether they say they do. Amended by: Acts , 81st Leg.
The following are just a few examples of Romeo and Juliet laws currently in place in the United States: In New Jersey, the age of consent is 16, but individuals who are at least 13 years of age can legally engage in sexual activities if their partner is less than 4 years older than them. Penalties for statutory rape depend on the ages of the defendant and victim, and the conduct that occurred. For example, a state may set a minimum age of consent at 14, but limit consent to partners who are within 3 years of their age.