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What is the age of sexual consent in South Carolina?

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The age of sexual consent in South Carolina is 16. Basically, any sexual act with a person 14, 15, or 16 by another person who is 6+ years older can result in a Class B1 felony. If a sexual act takes place with a person 14, 15, or 16 by another person between 4 and 6 years older, it can result in a Class C felony. Most often, "sexual act" refers to "vaginal intercourse," but can take on different meanings, depending on how serious the matter is. In South Carolina specifically, people 18 years old or younger can have consensual sex with someone as young as 14. South Carolina law also allows prosecutors to try for the death penalty for people who have been convicted twice of having sex with someone under the age of 11. * Constitutional law and statutory law for the AOC for South Carolina are conflicting in nature, to say the least. SC Constitution Section 33 sets the AOC at 14. Statutory law, Section 16-15-140 sets the age at 16. The statutory law is the one that is used in most incidents. The death penalty law relates to sexual predators, those persons who commit forcible rape and other acts of child molestation. That is an entirely different issue than is the application of AOC laws.

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