Wouldn't it be at least 17? Does this mean that if a 16 yr old has relations with and 18+ year there would be no issues as long as it was "consensual"? Why wouldn't there be an age that would be same for all states? As in a "Federal standard" so to speak? For example someone can be from a different state that may be 17 the age of consent and they can say "they didn't know"..etc.. Also, if someone is a tourist and lets say 16 and they have relations with a male from Nevada that is 22..Does that law still apply ALTHOUGH this tourist is from out of state? Hope question is understood..