Rape Tennessee defines rape as the sexual penetration of an individual without the individual's consent. This applies to both heterosexual and homosexual conduct. A person younger than 17 who has sex with someone between the ages of 9 and 17 faces up to a year in prison.
He was then legally compelled to register as a sex offender. However, individuals as young as 14 years old are able to consent to have sex with a partner who is 18 years old or younger. New Jersey In New Jersey, the age of consent for sexual conduct is 16 years old.