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.
In Ireland under the Child Care Act 1991, the Children Act 2001 and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child a child is defined as anyone under the age of 18.A reader asked me what the age of consent is in Texas. Let me begin by stating there is no section of the Texas Penal Code that defines “age of consent.” Rather, you have to begin in the Sexual Assault Provisions of the TPC. Doesn’t that make many high school students felons? Texas has a “Romeo and Juliet” affirmative defense for minors who are within 3 years of age. (a) A person commits an offense if the person: (2) intentionally or knowingly: (A) causes the penetration of the anus or sexual organ of a child by any means; (B) causes the penetration of the mouth of a child by the sexual organ of the actor; (C) causes the sexual organ of a child to contact or penetrate the mouth, anus, or sexual organ of another person, including the actor; (D) causes the anus of a child to contact the mouth, anus, or sexual organ of another person, including the actor; or (E) causes the mouth of a child to contact the anus or sexual organ of another person, including the actor. So performing any of the acitivties under (a)(2)(A)-(E) with anyone under 17 (and not your spouse) is illegal in Texas.This document provides information on such issues that can have an impact on a child’s life.The Irish education system is made up of primary, second-level, third-level and further education.