A close in age exemption exists allowing minors between ages 13 and 15 to engage in sexual congress with a partner up to 4 years older.
The Age of consent is raised to 18 if the older partner is a parent, guardian, sibling, a relative closer than a 4th cousin, or an individual with some authority over the younger party (for example, a teacher or the victim's boss). A close in age exemption, also known as "Romeo and Juliet law", is designed to prevent the prosecution of underage couples who engage in consensual sex when both participants are significantly close in age to each other, and one or both are below the age of consent.
One or more of these charges may be used to prosecute violations of the New Jersey Age of Consent, as statutory rape or the New Jersey equivalent of that charge.
The severity of the criminal charge (felony, misdemeanor, etc) depends on the specifics of the acts committed and the relative ages of the perpetrator and victim.
However, some couples may not be able to conceive or use protection to avoid conception.
Moreover, the medical case for such dangers may not be higher with a half-brother or half-sister than the population at large.
People have the right to follow different moral constructs and guidance.
The public policy claim was based on genetic abnormalities.
New Jersey statutory rape law is violated when a person has consensual sexual intercourse with an individual under age.
Check out what's on the local books below before your next liaison becomes your last.
Carnal act that will get you screwed: If you get caught in the sack with another man's wife, it is totally within his rights to either kill the both of you, or to castrate you and chop off the wifey's nose.
Carnal act that will get you screwed: Like most places, it’s illegal to marry your first cousin...
before the age of 65 that is (or 55, if you can prove both parties are infertile).