Riverton, WY asked in Criminal Law for Wyoming

Q: The age of consent for Wyoming is posted as 16 and 17. However WY Stat § 6-4-303 seems to contradict this.

All website list the legal age of consent for sex at 16 and 17 years of age. The Wyoming sexual abuse laws concur with this. However WY Stat § 6-4-303 seems to infer that it is actually 18 in (b) (ii)???

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Robert Jason De Groot

  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Deltona, FL

A: "Child" means a person under the age of eighteen (18) years. That is in (a) (i) from the 2011 statutes. But a simple internet search reveals, on google, this:The age of consent for sex is 16 years old for women, while it is 18 years old for men. Having sex with a minor below the age of consent is known as statutory rape. The age of consent law in Wyoming only specifically addresses heterosexual conduct.

This must mean that the court in Wyoming has interpreted it, that there are cases which rule in this manner.

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