Author/Organization: Age of Consent
The South Carolina Age of Consent is 16 years old. In the United States, the age of consent is the minimum age at which an individual is considered legally old enough to consent to participation in sexual activity. Individuals aged 15 or younger in South Carolina are not legally able to consent to sexual activity, and such activity may result in prosecution for statutory rape.
South Carolina statutory rape law is violated when a person has consensual sexual intercourse with an individual under age 16. Mistake of age may be used as a defense in some cases.
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Date Resource Added: February 1, 2021