Aruba Age of Consent & Sex Laws Age of Consent in Aruba

What is the Aruba Age of Consent?

The Age of Consent in Aruba is 15 years old. The age of consent is the minimum age at which an individual is considered legally old enough to consent to participation in sexual activity. Individuals aged 14 or younger in Aruba are not legally able to consent to sexual activity, and such activity may result in prosecution for statutory rape or the equivalent local law.

Aruba statutory rape law is violated when an individual performs indecent acs with a person between the ages of 12 and 15 who is not their spouse. Prosecution only takes place following a complaint by the minor, the minor's parents, or the guardianship board.

Aruba does not have a close-in-age exemption. Close in age exemptions, commonly known as "Romeo and Juliet laws" in the United States, are put in place to prevent the prosecution of individuals who engage in consensual sexual activity when both participants are significantly close in age to each other, and one or both partners are below the age of consent.

Because there is no close-in-age exemption in Aruba, it is possible for two individuals both under the age of 15 who willingly engage in intercourse to both be prosecuted for statutory rape, although this is rare. Similarly, no protections are reserved for sexual relations in which one participant is a 14 year old and the second is a 15 or 16 year old.

Age of Consent across the world

The Age of Consent ranges from as low as 11 to as high as 20 years old across the world. Click any country for details, or view countries with the highest & lowest ages of consent.

Age of Consent Map:

Must be married
< 13 years old
14 years old
15 years old
16 years old
17 years old
18 years old
> 19 years old

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