Age of Consent

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Age of Consent in Maryland

The following is a table outlining age of consent and corresponding criminal responsibility. Read the Law: MD Code, Crim Law § 3-301 - § 3-315

Age of Consent in Maryland

  Age of Partner (Defendants Age)
Age of Patient
(Victims Age)
  12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21+
12 No
Crime
No
Crime
No
Crime
No
Crime
2nd
Degree
Rape
2nd
Degree
Rape
2nd
Degree
Rape
2nd
Degree
Rape
2nd
Degree
Rape
2nd
Degree
Rape
13 No
Crime
No
Crime
No
Crime
No
Crime
No
Crime
2nd
Degree
Rape
2nd
Degree
Rape
2nd
Degree
Rape
2nd
Degree
Rape
2nd
Degree
Rape
14 No
Crime
No
Crime
No
Crime
No
Crime
No
Crime
No
Crime
4th
Degree
Sexual
Offense
4th
Degree
Sexual
Offense
4th
Degree
Sexual
Offense
3rd
Degree
Sexual
Offense
15 No
Crime
No
Crime
No
Crime
No
Crime
No
Crime
No
Crime
No
Crime
4th
Degree
Sexual
Offense
4th
Degree
Sexual
Offense
3rd
Degree
Sexual
Offense
16 No
Crime
No
Crime
No
Crime
No
Crime
No
Crime
No
Crime
No
Crime
No
Crime
No
Crime
No
Crime
17 No
Crime
No
Crime
No
Crime
No
Crime
No
Crime
No
Crime
No
Crime
No
Crime
No
Crime
No
Crime
18+ No
Crime
No
Crime
No
Crime
No
Crime
No
Crime
No
Crime
No
Crime
No
Crime
No
Crime

No
Crime

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Table created by: Hope Tipton
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