Age of Consent in Trinidad And Tobago
What is the Trinidad And Tobago Age of Consent?
The Age of Consent in Trinidad And Tobago is 16 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 15 or younger in Trinidad And Tobago are not legally able to consent to sexual activity, and such activity may result in prosecution for statutory rape or the equivalent local law.
Trinidad And Tobago statutory rape law is violated when an male person has consensual sexual intercourse with a female between 14 and 16. The male is not guilty if he honestly believed the girl to be sixteen or over, or if the male is no more than 3 years older than the female.
Trinidad And Tobago 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 Trinidad And Tobago 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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