Age of Consent in Austria
What is the Austria Age of Consent?
The Age of Consent in Austria is 14 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 13 or younger in Austria are not legally able to consent to sexual activity, and such activity may result in prosecution for statutory rape or the equivalent local law.
Austria statutory rape law is violated when an individual has consensual sexual contact with a person under age 14, with a close in age exemption of 3 years. Of a teen under age 16 and is ""not sufficiantly mature to understand the significance of the act"", then the act becomes punishable.Yes
Austria has a close-in-age exemption. A close in age exemptions, commonly known as "Romeo and Juliet law" in the United States, is a law designed to prevent the prosecution of underage couples who engage in consensual sex when both participants are significantly close in age to each other, and one or both are below the age of consent.
Depending on the situation, the Austria close-in-age exemption may completely exempt qualifying close-in-age couples from the age of consent law, or merely provide a legal defence that can be used in the event of prosecution.
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.
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