Regardless, the discussion does not stop at the 16-year-old marker.There are many other issues to consider when discussing the age of consent in Oklahoma.Penalties includes at least one year (and up to 15 years) in prison.
“Age of consent” is the age when a person is considered legally mature enough to agree to sexual intercourse or sexual conduct with another person.
In the United States, the federal age of consent is 16.
As stated above, statutory rape is a strict liability crime, so a malicious intent or a “guilty mind” is not necessary.
All that matters is the age of the alleged victim and whether the sexual conduct actually occurred.
Federal law makes it criminal to engage in sexual conduct with another person who is between the age of 12 and 16 if they are at least four years younger than the older actor.