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In Oregon, the age of consent for sexual activity is 18 years old.
In principle, this means that anyone under 18 cannot legally have sex and anyone older than 18 cannot have sex with anyone younger than 18. However, Oregon also has authorized a “Romeo and Juliet” defense to the charge of statutory rape.
The state takes the position, I guess, that yes, the legislature intended all those things.
St v Ofodrinwa was argued to the Oregon Supreme Court in January, 2012. We will know soon what the Oregon Supreme Court really thinks the Oregon legislature intended.
The greater the penalty, the greater the discouragement, which is why you're hearing about legislative attempts to increase the penalties for drunk driving.Sex with someone 16 or 17 would result in a charge of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, a misdemeanor, and if the defendant was within 5 years of the "victim," he might not have to register as a sex offender.Sex with someone 14 or 15 was a felony, Rape in the 3rd degree.It never intended to make sex with a 17 year old a registerable offense (regardless of the circumstances) when sex with a 14 year old might not be.In other words, it never intended to discourage sex with 17 year olds more than it discouraged sex with 14 year olds.
In most European countries and many US states, it is fully legal for a 16-year old to consent to sex with a partner of any age.