Topics: Intercourse with Minor in Minnesota? Laws?
People who engage in sexual activity with children under the age of consent can be convicted of criminal sexual conduct (also called statutory rape). Sixteen is the age of consent in Minnesota. Minnesota’s laws also prohibit sexual activity between children under the age of 18 and adults in positions of authority over them.
In all cases of statutory rape and related crimes, the crucial fact is whether the victim is underage. Consent is not an issue. Of course, people who commit sex acts against other people without their consent may be convicted of rape, sexual battery, or assault, no matter what the victim’s age.
For more information on these crimes, see Minnesota Sexual Battery Laws , Assault and Battery Laws in Minnesota , Aggravated Assault Laws in Minnesota , and Assault With a Dangerous Weapon in Minnesota.