The new laws, named “Romeo and Juliet laws” after Shakespeare’s tragic teenage lovers, attempt to correct overly harsh penalties and prison terms meted out over the years.
not amounting to lewd conduct as defined in section 18-1508, Idaho Code, or (c) make any photographic or electronic recording of such minor child.
The age of consent is sixteen in most relationships (except where one party is in a position of authority over the younger party). With parental consent, parties can marry at a younger age and younger parties may receive a license by reason of special circumstances.
Parties can marry at a younger age, but with both parental and judicial consent. With parental consent, parties can marry at age seventeen with the exception that if one party does not have a parent who resides in the state and one party has been a resident in Oregon for at least six months, then no permission is necessary.
(2) For the purpose of subsection (b) of this section, "solicit" means any written, verbal or physical act which is intended to communicate to such minor child the desire of the actor or third party to participate in a sexual act or participate in sexual foreplay, by the means of sexual contact, photographing or observing such minor child engaged in sexual contact.
(3) For the purpose of this section, "sexual contact" means any physical contact between such minor child and any person or between such minor children which is caused by the actor, or the actor causing such minor child to have self contact.