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What Is the Age of Consent in Illinois?

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | February 9, 2021

In Illinois, the age of consent, which is the age an individual is old enough to engage in sexual activity according to law, is 17 years old. This means that in Illinois, if you are 16 years old or younger, you are not old enough to consent to sexual activity. If an individual engages in sexual activity with someone under the age of consent, they could very well face a statutory rape charge. Click the following link to learn more about statutory rape in Illinois, and the penalties resulting from a sexual abuse conviction.

If you are facing sex crime charges, contact Donahue & Walsh, P.C. We will identify the issues in your case and determine a successful strategy for limiting the consequences you face. When so much is on the line, you cannot afford to settle for anything less than proven legal counsel.

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