Romeo and Juliet Laws
What is the age of consent in Wisconsin?
In Wisconsin, the age of consent is 18 years old. In some states, “Romeo and Juliet laws” exist. These laws make it legal for individuals to engage in consensual sexual activity if they are close enough in age, and either one partner is or both partners are under the age of 18. However, these “Romeo and Juliet laws” do not exist in Wisconsin. This means that a statutory rape charge may arise if two individuals who are both under the age of consent engage in sexual intercourse.
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