Entry #3911: Equal age of consent in Massachusetts

Current Version

RegionMassachusetts
IssueEqual age of consent
StatusEqual
Start Datepast
End Datenow
DescriptionIt was determined in 'E.C.O. v. Compton' that a 16 year old is able to consent to sex with an adult over online communication.
Sourceshttp://masscases.com/cases/sjc/464/464mass558.html https://www.mass.gov/info-details/massachusetts-law-about-sex#:~:text="A%20person%20sixteen%20years%20of,265%2C%20§%2023%3B%20G.L.


Revision History (3)

Revision by 4anahiv. Better information

Old Value New Value (Current)
Value(REMOVED)Equal
Value SpecialAmbiguousEqual
NoteIt was determine in 'E.C.O. v. Compton' that a 16 year old is able to consent to sex with an adult over online communicationIt was determined in 'E.C.O. v. Compton' that a 16 year old is able to consent to sex with an adult over online communication.
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It was determine in 'E.C.O. v. Compton' that a 16 year old is able to consent to sex with an adult over online communication determined in 'E.C.O. v. Compton' that a 16 year old is able to consent to sex with an adult over online communication.

Revision by imnota4. Wanted to clarify exactly what 'consent' meant in the context

Old Value New Value
ValueUnequal(REMOVED)
Value Special(REMOVED)Ambiguous
NoteIt was determine in 'E.C.O. v. Compton' that a 16 year old is able to consent to sex with an adultIt was determine in 'E.C.O. v. Compton' that a 16 year old is able to consent to sex with an adult over online communication
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It was determine in 'E.C.O. v. Compton' that a 16 year old is able to consent to sex with an adult over online communication
Reports (2)
  • Status is not correct "Saying ambiguous is entirely mislead, the age of consent is 16. That does not mean a 16 year old can date or have sex with a 40 year old. It remains within a 5 year difference at most for legality. Meaning, that Equal would be more fitting than Ambiguous. "
  • Status is not correct "Whilst, a 16 year old can be sexually involved with an adult, since the age of consent is 16. This would be considered equal age of consent."

Revision by imnota4. There was no source the the status was incorrect

Old Value (Original) New Value
ValueEqualUnequal
NoteIt was determine in 'E.C.O. v. Compton' that a 16 year old is able to consent to sex with an adult
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It was determine in 'E.C.O. v. Compton' that a 16 year old is able to consent to sex with an adult
Sourceshttp://masscases.com/cases/sjc/464/464mass558.html
https://www.mass.gov/info-details/massachusetts-law-about-sex#:~:text="A%20person%20sixteen%20years%20of,265%2C%20§%2023%3B%20G.L.
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http://masscases.com/cases/sjc/464/464mass558.html https://www.mass.gov/info-details/massachusetts-law-about-sex#:~:text="A%20person%20sixteen%20years%20of,265%2C%20§%2023%3B%20G.L.
Reports (1)
  • Status is not correct "The age of consent is 16 in Massachusetts http://masscases.com/cases/sjc/464/464mass558.html"

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