Is it legal for two minors, both under 16 years of age, to have consensual sex in the state of Wisconsin?

Asked about 2 years ago - Milwaukee, WI

If not, what would be the consequences if the law were to find out about it?

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  1. Michael C. Witt


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    Answered . No. Neither can legally consent, and both would have committed some species of felony, the younger the age, the more serious the charge. Hopefully it would be handled in the juvenile system, but again, depending upon age, adult charges are possible. Any parent or other person responsible for the welfare of a child who knows this is occurring and fails to act to prevent it has also committed a felony.

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  2. Nick Passe

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    Answered . That is a good point attorney Witt has about people knowing about minors having sex and doing nothing to stop it or protect them (in this case, from themselves). I agree with the rest of his answer, too.

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