If the two people are married, the age is often lower.
Age of consent can also be affected by the type of sex or the sex of the person.
The age of consent may also vary if one of the people is in a position of authority over the other.
The violator may be sent to prison, or jail, or fined.
Looking at the totality of the particular acts by the defendant, the court affirmed the defendant’s conviction. For example, the French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn, in response to charges of pimping, has claimed that he did not know that the women at a sex party he attended were part of a prostitution ring. Strauss-Kahn were charged with pimping in Massachusetts and could prove his lack of knowledge defense, he would likely be acquitted of the charge. In at least one case in Massachusetts, a female masseuse who had charged for a massage began giving an undercover cop a non-sexual back rub.
procures, entices, or sends another person to engage in prostitution with someone else violates Massachusetts law. A few minutes into the session, the masseuse took off her top and began massaging the officer’s genitals.
In jurisdictions which allow this, a minor who is married is an exception to the law.
For example, in Wisconsin the age of consent for sex is 18. Marriage usually prevents a party to the marriage from being charged under sexual assault laws, as long as both husband and wife are at least 16 years, although not if one of the parties is younger than this age and one is older.