Essentially, the offender does not have a defense where the child is under 15 years of age.
It does not matter that the offender believed, no matter how reasonably, that the child was 15 or older.
The North Dakota Century Code on this website contain currently effective laws of North Dakota.
Changes approved by the 65th Legislative Assembly are now reflected on this website.
If you're not having sex, then everything is fine.
I am 16 and turn 17 in august and my boyfriend is 20 and turns 21 in september.. I am 16 and turn 17 in august and my boyfriend is 20 and turns 21 in september..
For example, a 16 year old can legally consent to engage in sexual activity with a partner who is 18 years old, but not a partner who is 19 years old For more detailed information please see Chapter 12. 20130924091431 “Age of Consent” - Minnesota According to the Minnesota Criminal Code: -The “age of consent” is 16 years old - A person under the age of 13 cannot legally consent to sexual activity under any circumstances - A person between the ages of 13 and 16 may legally consent to sexual activity if the partner is no more than 2 years older For additional information and further details on the “age of consent” in Minnesota please see sections 609.341 – 609.3451 of the Minnesota Criminal Code: https://
But I am still wondering if its legal for him to date a minor. I've given you a link below to the Wikipedia information dealing with North Dakota's age of consent laws.Violating age of consent laws is considered statutory rape.Similarly to some other states, North Dakota allows mistake of fact as to the minor’s age to serve as a defense.Any person, firm, corporation, or limited liability company employing a minor who appears to be under the age of sixteen years and for whom an employment certificate is not filed as required by the provisions of this chapter, either shall furnish satisfactory evidence that such minor is sixteen years of age or older or shall cease to employ such minor or to permit the minor to work in such employment immediately after a demand is made upon the employer to do so by: If it is proved in any prosecution for a violation of the provisions of this chapter that a demand was made by a proper officer upon the person, firm, corporation, or limited liability company named as defendant in such prosecution, that such demand was in accordance with the provisions of section 34-07-03, and that the defendant in such prosecution failed within the time therein limited to comply therewith, such failure constitutes prima facie evidence that the minor for the employment of whom the prosecution was instituted was under sixteen years of age at the time of such employment and was unlawfully employed.An employment certificate must be in writing and must be issued by the minor's parent or guardian.