(2) Child molestation in the second degree is a class B felony. RCW 9A.44.086 (Child Molestation in the Second degree) (1) A person is guilty of child molestation in the second degree when the person has, or knowingly causes another person under the age of eighteen to have, sexual contact with another who is at least twelve years old but less than fourteen years old and not married to the perpetrator and the perpetrator is at least thirty-six months older than the victim.(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, a person who communicates with a minor for immoral purposes, or a person who communicates with someone the person believes to be a minor for immoral purposes, is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.(2) A person who communicates with a minor for immoral purposes is guilty of a class C felony punishable according to chapter 9A.20 RCW if the person has previously been convicted under this section or of a felony sexual offense under chapter , 9A.44 , or 9A.64 RCW or of any other felony sexual offense in this or any other state.The University of Washington webpage aptly describes what consent looks like: If you are seeking protection following a sexual assault, please contact us.Our criminal defense attorneys will help you to understand your rights and options, including determining whether to file a protection order.
Additionally, there is a law called “Indecent Liberties” prohibiting sexual conduct that is anything other than sexual intercourse, without the victim’s consent.
(5) "Live performance" means any play, show, skit, dance, or other exhibition performed or presented to or before an audience of one or more, with or without consideration.
RCW 9.68A.090Communication with minor for immoral purposes — Penalties.
The age-16 states tend to be smaller, so a little less than half the population lives in those 30 states.
Over 60 percent of the population lives in the states that set the age of consent at 16 or 17, regardless of how one counts Texas. The ages of consent throughout the country were apparently 10 or 12 throughout much of the 1800s; they then rose to 16 or 18 by 1920, according to Mary Odem’s “Delinquent Daughters: Protecting and Policing Adolescent Female Sexuality in the United States, 1885-1920,” and there have been minor fluctuations since then.