Teens between the ages of 13 and 15 can consent to sexual activity with peers within a four-year age range.
People aged 16 and older can legally consent to sexual activity with anyone they choose, as long as the other person does not have authority over them as defined in Pennsylvania’s institutional sexual assault statute.
Also this year, OVW is awarding 16 grants to organizations that will provide legal assistance to victims on campuses.
The recipients of these competitive awards will work to deliver effective, comprehensive and coordinated strategies that help survivors heal; reduce campus sexual and domestic violence; and improve the institution’s response to these crimes.
October and November are autumn foliage season in Pennsylvania, and the fiery forests add to the romance of the land.
A Gettysburg man was charged with allegedly sexually assaulting two girls when they were both under 10 years old.She said he touched her chest when she was 4 and once in her rectal area when she was 6.In Pennsylvania, children less than 13 years of age cannot grant consent to sexual activity.OVW encourages colleges and universities to use data from a campus climate survey to determine their institution’s specific needs and create a customized plan to respond.Campus climate surveys identify the nature and scope of the problem by describing student behaviors and perceptions, as well as pointing out opportunities for intervention and prevention.