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Age of Consent Card

Members of P.O.P! created this card to increase young people's access to information and laws that affect them. P.O.P! is a group of young leaders working with KCSARC to create healthier communities for people who may be at a greater risk for sexual violence.

The reason why we made the cards is to educate youth about consent and healthy relationships, and to build a strong community.- P.O.P! Member

P.O.P! members have been stocking local coffee shops, community centers, and health clinics with this helpful card. Want your own copy? Please email Mo Lewis at mlewis@kcsarc.org or download a copy.

Thank you to our funders who made this card possible:

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The Pride Foundation
The Norcliffe Foundation
The Lucky Seven Foundation
Jeffris Wood Foundation
Renton Community Foundation

Read an article on the Pride Foundation blog about the Age of Consent Card.

Washington State RCWs

The P.O.P! Age of Consent card refers to some of Washington State's laws (RCWs) that are important for young people (and all of us) to know. Here is a listing of the relevant laws found on the card, in their legal language. For more information about the Washington State Laws shown here, visit http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspxor click on the title links below. KCSARC does not provide legal advice. If you have questions or concerns regarding the law, please contact an attorney or law enforcement professional.

RCW 9A.44.010 (Definitions)

. . . (2) "Sexual contact" means any touching of the sexual or other intimate parts of a person done for the purpose of gratifying sexual desire of either party or a third party.

. . . (7) "Consent" means that at the time of the act of sexual intercourse or sexual contact there are actual words or conduct indicating freely given agreement to have sexual intercourse or sexual contact.

RCW 9A.44.093 (Sexual misconduct with a minor in the first degree)

(1) A person is guilty of sexual misconduct with a minor in the first degree when: (a) The person has, or knowingly causes another person under the age of eighteen to have, sexual intercourse with another person who is at least sixteen years old but less than eighteen years old and not married to the perpetrator, if the perpetrator is at least sixty months older than the victim, is in a significant relationship to the victim, and abuses a supervisory position within that relationship in order to engage in or cause another person under the age of eighteen to engage in sexual intercourse with the victim; (b) the person is a school employee who has, or knowingly causes another person under the age of eighteen to have, sexual intercourse with an enrolled student of the school who is at least sixteen years old and not more than twenty-one years old and not married to the employee, if the employee is at least sixty months older than the student; or (c) the person is a foster parent who has, or knowingly causes another person under the age of eighteen to have, sexual intercourse with his or her foster child who is at least sixteen.

RCW 9A.44.073 (Rape of A Child in the First Degree)

(1) A person is guilty of rape of a child in the first degree when the person has sexual intercourse with another who is less than twelve years old and not married to the perpetrator and the perpetrator is at least twenty-four months older than the victim.
(2) Rape of a child in the first degree is a class A felony.

RCW 9A.44.076 (Rape of A Child in the Second Degree)

(1) A person is guilty of rape of a child in the second degree when the person has sexual intercourse with another who is at least twelve years old but less than fourteen years old and not married to the perpetrator and the perpetrator is at least thirty-six months older than the victim.
(2) Rape of a child in the second degree is a class A felony.

RCW 9A.44.079 (Rape of a Child in the third degree)

(1) A person is guilty of rape of a child in the third degree when the person has sexual intercourse with another who is at least fourteen years old but less than sixteen years old and not married to the perpetrator and the perpetrator is at least forty-eight months older than the victim.
(2) Rape of a child in the third degree is a class C felony.

RCW 9A.44.083 (Child Molestation in the First degree)

(1) A person is guilty of child molestation in the first degree when the person has, or knowingly causes another person under the age of eighteen to have, sexual contact with another who is less than twelve years old and not married to the perpetrator and the perpetrator is at least thirty-six months older than the victim.
(2) Child molestation in the first degree is a class A felony.

RCW 9A.44.086 (Child Molestation in the Second degree)

(1) A person is guilty of child molestation in the second degree when the person has, or knowingly causes another person under the age of eighteen to have, sexual contact with another who is at least twelve years old but less than fourteen years old and not married to the perpetrator and the perpetrator is at least thirty-six months older than the victim.
(2) Child molestation in the second degree is a class B felony.

RCW 9A.44.089 (Child Molestation in the third degree)

(1) A person is guilty of child molestation in the third degree when the person has, or knowingly causes another person under the age of eighteen to have, sexual contact with another who is at least fourteen years old but less than sixteen years old and not married to the perpetrator and the perpetrator is at least forty-eight months older than the victim.
(2) Child molestation in the third degree is a class C felony.

RCW 9.68A.060 (Sending, bringing into state depictions of minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct)

(1)(a) A person commits the crime of sending or bringing into the state depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct in the first degree when he or she knowingly sends or causes to be sent, or brings or causes to be brought, into this state for sale or distribution, a visual or printed matter that depicts a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct as defined in RCW 9.68A.011(4) (a) through (e).

RCW 9.68A.070 (possession of depictions of minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct)

(1)(a) A person commits the crime of possession of depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct in the first degree when he or she knowingly possesses a visual or printed matter depicting a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct as defined in RCW 9.68A.011(4) (a) through (e).

RCW 9.68A.050 (dealing in depictions of minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct)

(1)(a) A person commits the crime of dealing in depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct in the first degree when he or she:

(i) Knowingly develops, duplicates, publishes, prints, disseminates, exchanges, finances, attempts to finance, or sells a visual or printed matter that depicts a minor engaged in an act of sexually explicit conduct as defined in RCW 9.68A.011(4) (a) through (e); or
(ii) Possesses with intent to develop, duplicate, publish, print, disseminate, exchange, or sell any visual or printed matter that depicts a minor engaged in an act of sexually explicit conduct as defined in RCW 9.68A.011(4) (a) through (e).